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January 1905 (Paperback)

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    The winter has been a tough one for Pauline and Arlene's family. Though only eleven, the twin girls are old in too many ways: They know what it is to work to exhaustion, to be hamstrung by longing, and to be blind with hate.

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The winter has been a tough one for Pauline and Arlene's family. Though only eleven, the twin girls are old in too many ways: They know what it is to work to exhaustion, to be hamstrung by longing, and to be blind with hate.

Pauline labors from dawn to dusk alongside the other members of her family at the local cotton mill, and she wishes she could stay home like her twin. Meanwhile, crippled Arlene tends to all the housework while dreaming of one day working at the mill and earning money and respect. Each is certain the other has the easy life--but each discovers how wrong she is as this extraordinary debut novel unfolds.

KATHARINE BOLING (1949-2002) was a native of South Carolina. She was inspired to write January 1905 after seeing the muckraking photographs of child laborers taken by Lewis Hines in the early years of the twentieth century.

Author:
Boling, Katharine
Audience:
Children/juvenile
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
192
Language:
English
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publish Date:
01/01/2006
Copyright Year:
2004
ISBN:
9780152051211
Height:
7.5 in
Wdth:
5.0 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.45 lb
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