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The Hired Girl

by Laura Amy Schlitz

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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. 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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Publisher: Candlewick Press

Kindle Book

  • Release date: September 8, 2015

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  • ISBN: 9780763679439
  • File size: 5494 KB
  • Release date: September 8, 2015

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780763679439
  • File size: 5494 KB
  • Release date: September 8, 2015


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English

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Lexile® Measure: 810

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. 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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