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Author Schlitz, Laura Amy, author.

Title The hired girl / Laura Amy Schlitz. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.
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Description 1 online resource (387 pages) : illustrations
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Summary 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.
Audience 810 Lexile.
Note 810 Lexile.
Audience 810L Lexile
Note 810L Lexile
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 5.7 18 176200
Note Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 5.7 18 176200
Summary Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs chronicles her life in a journal when she leaves her family's farm in Pennsylvania to work as a hired girl in Baltimore in the summer of 1911.
Subject Teenage girls -- Juvenile fiction.
Historical fiction.
Farm life -- Juvenile fiction.
Teenage girls -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Farm life -- Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Young Adult Fiction.
Young Adult Literature.
Young Adult Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Young Adult Literature.
Baltimore (Md.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Household employees -- Fiction.
Diaries -- Fiction.
Baltimore (Md.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Pennsylvania -- Juvenile fiction.
Pennsylvania -- Fiction.
Genre Electronic books.
Downloadable e-Books.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Schlitz, Laura Amy. Hired girl Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015 9780763678180 (NjBwBT)bl2015035164 (OCoLC)904967992
ISBN 9780763679439 : $10.99
0763679437 : $10.99
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