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by Margaret Peterson Haddix
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This was incredibly dull on second read. Vivid passages I looked forward to were bland. most of this was the friendship between the three girls and their class differences. The disaster came at the end and should have broken my heart, but I was only sad. I'm glad I got to read it again, though.. ( )
Haddix is one of my favorite authors and I love almost every book she’s written. This book is a great way to learn about history without feeling like you’re reading about history.
"Uprising" paints a vivid picture of life in New York City in the early 1900s. Three Jewish immigrants and one socialite are the main characters. Page by page their daily lives are described and used as prologue to the issues of union organizing and striking, and the deplorable working conditions in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911.
Young readers can gain some insight into the reasons for labor unions and how striking workers can sometimes improve factory working conditions. Issues of women's suffrage are also presented in an anecdotal manner and describe the plight of young women who have no voice and are often deprived of a college education because they are female. The book ends with a twist and is generally able to capture the reader's interest. - Jane M.
solid YA historical fiction
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In 1927, at the urging of twenty-one-year-old Harriet, Mrs. Livingston reluctantly recalls her experiences at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory, including miserable working conditions that led to a strike, then the fire that took the lives of her two best friends, when Harriet, the boss's daughter, was only five years old. Includes historical notes.
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