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The hired girl [electronic resource]. Laura Amy Schlitz.

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  • ISBN: 9780763679439 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: Somerville : Candlewick Press, 2015.

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Summary, etc.: 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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Subject: Young Adult Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Young Adult Literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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