The Hired Girl

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The Hired Girl
Written by Laura Amy Schlitz
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763694509
ISBN-13: 9780763694500
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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. Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart and her hope out into her diary — 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 brings her delicious wit and keen eye to early twentieth-century America in a moving yet comedic tour de force, now available in paperback.

“Schlitz has crafted another exquisite literary gem, one told entirely via Joan’s vivid, humorous, and emotionally resonant diary entries.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763694509 /  9780763694500
on sale date:
12/2017
type/format:
Middle-grade Novel / Paperback
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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