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Factory Girl

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 225 Ratings and 52 Reviews

Book Description
At the dingy, overcrowded Acme Garment Factory, Emily Watson stands for eleven hours a day clipping threads from blouses. Every time the boss passes, he shouts at her to snip faster. But if Emily snips too fast, she could ruin the garment and be docked pay. If she works too slowly, she will be fired. She desperately needs this job. Without the four dollars a week it brings, her family will starve.... More
Book Information
PublisherKids Can Press Ltd
BindingHardcover (6 editions)
Reading LevelAges 9-12
# of Pages136
ISBN-10155337648X
ISBN-13978-1553376484
Publication Date02/01/2007
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About Barbara Greenwood (Author) : Barbara Greenwood is a published author and an editor of children's books. Some of the published credits of Barbara Greenwood include Kids Book of Canada, The (Kids Books of ), Factory Girl.
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10/10/2009 Nicole Acomb said:
I loved how the author included both a fictional story with factual information into onebook. Even as an adult – I learned a lot from this book, particularly that the Great Depression in the 1930s and men needing work was a huge influence on ending child slavery. It’s really hard to imagine a wo... more

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