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The hired girl

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IL: MG+ - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 18
Lexile measure:
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Winner of the 2016 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction A 2016 Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award Winner Winner of the 2016 National Jewish Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz brings her delicious wit and keen eye to early twentieth-century America in a moving yet comedic tour de force. Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart out into her diary as she seeks a new, better life for herself--because maybe, just maybe, a hired girl cleaning and cooking for six dollars a week can become what a farm girl could only dream of--a woman with a future. Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz relates Joan's journey from the muck of the chicken coop to the comforts of a society household in Baltimore (Electricity! Carpet sweepers! Sending out the laundry!), taking readers on an exploration of feminism and housework; religion and literature; love and loyalty; cats, hats, and bunions.
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9780763678180
9781490632230
9781490632247
9780763679439
Accelerated Reader:
MG+
Level 5.7, 18 Points
Lexile measure:
810L
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Household employees -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
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Teenage girls -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
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title_displayThe hired girl
title_fullThe Hired Girl
The Hired Girl [eBook] Schlitz, Laura Amy
The hired girl / Laura Amy Schlitz
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