Counting on Grace (Paperback)

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Description


1910. Pownal, Vermont. At 12, Grace and her best friend Arthur must leave school and go to work as a doffers on their mothers looms in the mill. Grace's mother is the best worker, fast and powerful, and Grace desperately wants to help her. But she's left handed and doffing is a right-handed job. Grace's every mistake costs her mother, and the family. She only feels capable on Sundays, when she and Arthur receive special lessons from their teacher. Together they write a secret letter to the Child Labor Board about underage children working in Pownal. A few weeks later a man with a camera shows up. It is the famous reformer Lewis Hine, undercover, collecting evidence for the Child Labor Board. Grace's brief acquaintance with Hine and the photos he takes of her are a gift that changes her sense of herself, her future, and her family's future.

From the Hardcover edition.

Praise For…


"History and fiction are woven seamlessly together in this beautifully
written novel. Readers won't soon forget Grace." - School Library Journal, Starred

"Vividly portrays mill life and four characters who resist its deadening
effects. . . . Solid research and lively writing." - Kirkus Reviews

"The child-labor story is gripping." - Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780553487831
ISBN-10: 0553487833
Publisher: Yearling Books
Publication Date: August 14th, 2007
Pages: 232
Language: English