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Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson
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Feb 22, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: lled-catalog

Illustrator: N/A
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Date of Publication: 2006

Genre: Historical Drama
Reading Level: ages 9-12

Curricula Use: teach children about the Strike of 1912.
teach children how to deal with difficulty in life
Social Issue: Italian-American culture, Diversity, Religion

Text & Pictures: This is a chapter book so the only picture is the cover. The text allows for the reader to make a clear visual picture of the story.
Summary: When Rosa's family decides to follow along with the strike in the factory, she is devasted because her teacher has warned her of the dangers of strikes. Rosa's mother sends her away to another state where she will be taken care of with food, clothing, and shelter during this rough time. Rosa then deals with another problem, a boy who tags along with her. This book is based on the Strike of 1912.

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