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The hired girl

Author: Laura Amy Schlitz
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart out into her diary as she seeks a new, better life for herself because maybe, just maybe, a hired girl cleaning and cooking for six dollars  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Amy Schlitz
ISBN: 076367818X 9780763678180
OCLC Number: 904967992
Awards: New York Times Notable Children's Books, Young Adult, 2015
Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, 2016
Sydney Taylor Book Award for Teen Readers, 2016
National Jewish Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2016
Boston Globe/Horn Book Fiction Honor, 2016
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2016.
Description: 387 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part one: Girl with a cow --
Part two: The spirit of transportation --
Part three: The maidservant --
Part four: The warrior goddess of wisdom --
Part five: Joan of Arc --
Part six: Mariana in the moated grange --
Part seven: Girl reading.
Responsibility: Laura Amy Schlitz.
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Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart out into her diary as she seeks a new, better life for herself because maybe, just maybe, a hired girl cleaning and cooking for six dollars a week can become what a farm girl could only dream of: a woman with a future. Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz relates Joan's journey from the muck of the chicken coop to the comforts of a society household in Baltimore (Electricity! Carpet sweepers! Sending out the laundry!), taking readers on an exploration of feminism and housework; religion and literature; love and loyalty; cats, hats, and bunions. (Inspired by the author's own grandmother's journal.).

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