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The Resource The Hired Girl

The Hired Girl

Label
The Hired Girl
Title
The Hired Girl
Statement of responsibility
Laura Amy Schlitz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the 2016 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical FictionA 2016 Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award WinnerWinner of the 2016 National Jewish Book Award for Children's and Young Adult LiteratureNewbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz brings her delicious wit and keen eye to early twentieth-century America in a moving yet comedic tour de force.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
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.
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10448932
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schlitz, Laura Amy
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
810
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 9
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historical Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Hired Girl
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ca00e551-356f-4163-ae92-32a6c1d352f6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780763679439
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Hired Girl
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ca00e551-356f-4163-ae92-32a6c1d352f6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780763679439
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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