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The hired girl, Laura Amy Schlitz

Label
The hired girl
Title
The hired girl
Statement of responsibility
Laura Amy Schlitz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. (Inspired by the author's own grandmother's journal.)
Summary
Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs chronicles her life in a journal when she leaves her family's farm in Pennsylvania to work as a hired girl in Baltimore in the summer of 1911
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2016
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2015
  • Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award, 2016.
  • Sydney Taylor Book Award for Teen Readers, 2016.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2016.
  • National Jewish Book Award, 2015.
Awards note
  • New York Times Notable Children's Books, Young Adult, 2015
  • Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, 2016
  • Sydney Taylor Book Award for Teen Readers, 2016
  • National Jewish Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2016
  • Boston Globe/Horn Book Fiction Honor, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10448932
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.S347145
LC item number
Hi 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
810
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The hired girl, Laura Amy Schlitz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5749926
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9780763678180
Lccn
2014955411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn904967992
  • (OCoLC)904967992
Label
The hired girl, Laura Amy Schlitz
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5749926
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9780763678180
Lccn
2014955411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn904967992
  • (OCoLC)904967992

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