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Paterson, Katherine
New York : Lodestar, 1991
IL 5-8 RL 6.5
ISBN 0525673385
Lyddie Worthern lives with her family on a farm in Vermont. Life is not easy for them. Her father leaves in search of work and is never heard from again. Her mother leaves Lyddie and her brother to take care of the farm and help pay off the debts. When they can no longer do that, Charles is sent to work in a factory and Lyddie is hired out to a tavern in the Souther part of the state. Lyddie meets many young women who are on their way to Lowell, Massachusetts to make their fortune. The young girls believe that their is lots of money to be made in the textile mills in Lowell. Lyddie decided to leave the tavern and try her luck as a factory worker. The textile factory work is long and hard. The money is not as good as everyone thought. Follow Lyddie as she spends her days working in the mills of Lowell.
SUBJECTS: Self-reliance -- Fiction
Factories -- Fiction
Textiled workers -- Fiction


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