KEY: jP = Picture Books; jZ = 1st and 2nd Grade Readers; jE = 3rd and 4th Grade Readers; J = 5th Grade and Up
|Welch, Catherine||DANGER AT THE BREAKER
1800's coal mining Pennsylvania.
|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?
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
Impoverished Vermont Farm girl Lyddie Worthen is determined to gain her independence by becoming a factory worker in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 1840's.
|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.