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INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

KEY: jP = Picture Books; jZ = 1st and 2nd Grade Readers; jE = 3rd and 4th Grade Readers; J = 5th Grade and Up

INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
late 1700's - early 1800's

jZ

Welch, Catherine DANGER AT THE BREAKER
1800's coal mining Pennsylvania.
1992 46 p.


jE

McCully, Emily BOBBIN GIRL
A 10-year-old bobbin girl working in a textile mill in Lowell, Massachusetts in the 1830's, must make a difficult decision - will she participate in the first worker's strike in Lowell?
1996 unpaged


J

Avi BEYOND THE WESTERN SEA, Book 2
LORD KIRKLE'S MONEY

Patrick searches the hold where Laurence has stowed away; Maura fends off the love-smitten Mr. Drabble; Messrs. Clemspool and Grout find themselves again searching for Laurence Kirkle; and two new principals - eight-year-old Bridy Faherty and Ambrose Shagwell, an American mill owner - are added to the mix. Avi re-creates the horrendous conditions of the steerage quarters aboard the emigrant ships as well as the numbing environment of the nineteenth-century mills in Lowell, Massachusetts.
1992 159 p.

Collier, James Lincoln THE CLOCK
In 1810 in Connecticut, trapped in a grueling job in the local textile mill to help pay her father's debts,15-year-old Annie becomes the victim of the cruel overseer and plots revenge against him.
1992 159 p.

Denenberg, Barry SO FAR FROM HOME
THE DIARYOF MARY DRISCOLL, AN IRISH MILL GIRL

Dear America series
In the diary account of her journey from Ireland in 1847 and of her work in a mill in Lowell, Massachusetts, 14-year-old Mary reveals a great longing for her family.
1997 170 p.

Dexter, Catherine SAFE RETURN
In the early 19th century, a Swedish orphan worries that she will again lose someone she loves when her aunt sails to Stockholm during the stormiest season.
1996 94 p.

Fitzgerald, J.D THE GREAT BRAIN IS BACK
Although bedazzled by pretty Polly Reagan, 13-year-old Tom Fitzgerald's great brain and money-loving ways haven't changed a bit.1890 Mormon Utah.
1995 120 p.

Paterson, Katherine LYDDIE
Impoverished Vermont Farm girl Lyddie Worthen is determined to gain her independence by becoming a factory worker in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 1840's.
1991 181 p.

Rinaldi, Ann THE BLUE DOOR
book #3 of The Quilt Trilogy
1840. When her grandmother send her alone on a difficult journey up North, 14-year-old Amanda encounters the exploitation of women in textile mills.
1996 276 p.