The Hired Girl

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The Hired Girl
Written by Laura Amy Schlitz
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 076367818X
ISBN-13: 9780763678180
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The Hired Girl

author: Laura Amy Schlitz

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.

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.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
076367818X / 9780763678180
on sale date:
09/2015
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Hardback
age range:
10 yrs - 14 yrs
# of pages/size:
400 / 6" x 8 1/2"
grade range:
Grade 5 - Grade 9
 
subjects:
Girls & Women; Historical; Social Issues; Europe; Religious; Dating & Sex;
author’s comments:
Laura Amy Schlitz is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, the Newbery Honor Book and New York Times bestseller Splendors & Glooms, and several other books for young readers. A teacher as well as a writer, Laura Amy Schlitz lives in Maryland.
 
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