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Hired Girl

by Laura Amy Schlitz
| Item # Q8496
Hired Girl Q8496
Format: Paperback
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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.

Product Information

  • AuthorLaura Amy Schlitz
  • Page Count400
  • ISBN100763694509
  • ISBN139780763694500
  • PublisherCandlewick
  • Year Published2017
  • Grade Level5 - 9
  • Type of BookFiction
  • SubjectGeneral fiction (Children's/YA)
    Historical fiction (Children's/YA)
    General fiction (Children's/YA)

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