Counting on Grace

Counting on Grace

Left-handed, twelve-year-old Grace has always wanted to work in the factory just like her parents and her older sister, Delia. When French Johnny comes to the schoolhouse to claim a young boy for the factory, Miss Leslie, the teacher, fights to keep the boy in school and, when she loses the battle, in her anger, she throws Grace out as well. The world of child labor in the Industrial Revolution comes alive with its de-humanizing drudgery and latent danger. The author found a photograph of a young factory girl taken by Lewis Hine, a reformer who used his camera to wage war on the conditions in the New England mills. This is her story and the story of how education can make such a difference in the quality of our lives. 240 pages Ages 10-13

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