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Counting on Grace

ISBN: 9780553487831, Title: Counting on Grace
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1910. Pownal, Vermont. At 12, Grace and her best friend Arthur must leave school and go to work as a &#8220;doffers&#8221; on their mothers&#8217; looms in the mill. Grace&#8217;s mother is the best worker, fast and powerful, and Grace desperately wants to help her. But she&#8217;s left handed and doffing is a right-handed job. Grace&#8217;s every mistake costs her mother, and the family. She only feels capable on Sundays, when she and Arthur receive special lessons from their teacher. Together they write a secret letter to the Child Labor Board about underage children working in Pownal. A few weeks later a man with a camera shows up. It is the famous reformer Lewis Hine, undercover, collecting evidence for the Child Labor Board. Grace&#8217;s brief acquaintance with Hine and the photos he takes of her are a gift that changes her sense of herself, her future, and her family&#8217;s future.<br><br><br><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

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  • Publisher:Yearling Books
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007
  • ISBN-13:9780553487831
  • ISBN-10: 0553487833