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Uprising
Uprising | Margaret Peterson Haddix
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The fire at the Triangle Waist Company in New York City, which claimed the lives of 146 young immigrant workers, is one of the worst disasters since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and the disaster, which brought attention to the labor movement in America, is part of the curriculum in classrooms throughout the country. Told from alternating points of view, this historical novel draws upon the experiences of three very different young women: Bella, who has just emigrated from Italy and doesn't speak a word of English; Yetta, a Russian immigrant and crusader for labor rights; and Jane, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. Bella and Yetta work together at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory under terrible conditions--their pay is docked for even the slightest mistake, the bosses turn the clocks back so closing time is delayed, and they are locked into the factory all day, only to be frisked before they leave at night to make sure they haven't stolen any shirtwaists. When the situation worsens, Yetta leads the factory's effort to strike, and she meets Jane on the picket line. Jane, who feels trapped by the limits of her own sheltered existence, joins a group of high-society women who have taken an interest in the strike as a way of supporting women's suffrage. Through a series of twists and turns, the three girls become fast friends--and all of them are in the Triangle Shirtwast Factory on March 25, 1911, the day of the fateful fire. In a novel that puts a human face on the tragedy, Margaret Peterson Haddix has created a sweeping, forceful tale that will have readers guessing until the last page who--if anyone--survives.
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JenlovesJT47
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Thank you @Daisey so much for the recommendation! I decided to go with the audiobook for this historical fiction book about 3 young girls involved in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911. I got very invested in each girl‘s story and it was so sad, knowing what was coming towards the end. This real-life tragedy changed a lot of things in America. Reading what they had to go through back then made me very grateful for what we have now. ⬇️

JenlovesJT47 We take so much for granted. I‘d highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys historical fiction and if you want to learn more about this tragedy. 5⭐️ #audiobook #historicalfiction #history 1y
Daisey So glad to hear you enjoyed it just as much as I did. Such a good one! 1y
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IamIamIam
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Yetta is a Russian Jew, Bella is Italian and Jane is a wealthy American. In 1910, their worlds collide when workers at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory strike for better conditions but we know this story ends in a tragedy that led to labor law changes. An incredible look at life for women and immigrants in turn of the century NYC and the chasm between the rich and the working class. A well crafted YA book, highly recommended!

rubyslippersreads This sounds right up my alley. 3y
IamIamIam @rubyslippersreads I don't usually enjoy YA and I was so surprised by the candid maturity of this book!!! Really great stuff! 3y
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R.L.Walker
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Hmm a great book to read to get my students pondering worker rights.

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Reviewsbylola
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#theflame instantly made me think of the Triangle Waist Co. fire. In 1911, the worst industrial disaster ever recorded happened when the TWC caught fire. 146 garment workers lost their lives, either from the fire or from jumping to their deaths. The doors and stairwells were locked in order to keep the workers from taking breaks. 😢 #heatofjuly

Kalalalatja Oh, that sounds awful 😢😢 5y
BarbaraBB That sounds horrible! Must have been a tough read! 5y
Reviewsbylola That I don‘t know because I haven‘t actually read it yet. 😂 @BarbaraBB 5y
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Reggie There is a great Moth Story with a woman who helps a young man in NYC who was curious about this story and it turns out he is autistic. And she helps him that weekend. And gets punished for it at her job. But this was back when not a lot was known about autism. She finishes her story saying that she now has an autistic child saying that maybe someone out there will show him the same kindness. But the story had a lot to do with that garment worker 5y
Reggie Fire. 5y
MallenNC I've watched an American Experience episode about that fire. How awful for those women! 5y
emilyhaldi Tragic 😣 but sounds like a fascinating read!! 5y
Hollie The lecture about the fire is what made me change from an English major to a history major! 5y
Cinfhen I went through a phase where I read a bunch of HF about this event/era and it‘s absolutely horrific yet captivating. Great choice 5y
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Reviewsbylola
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Sooooo I‘m on a book buying ban but obviously #Ohioana didn‘t count. I saw Margaret Peterson Haddox as we were leaving and as @Mdargusch and I were chatting with her, we noticed a postcard she had on her table. It showed historically dated teenage girls and I was instantly drawn to it, so when she told us it was a book about the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in 1911, I had to have it. She was all out so I literally ordered it from Amazon right there.

Hollie Well, obviously I need to buy this, too! 5y
Mdargusch I can‘t wait to borrow this. 😉 5y
emilyhaldi Me too!! @Mdargusch 😄 5y
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Cinfhen I love books set in that time period! I‘ve already stacked it but now I need you to hurry up and read it! 5y
Reviewsbylola I put it on my nightstand so in theory I should get to it “soon” 😂😂 @Cinfhen 5y
rubyslippersreads I need to read this! 5y
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IamIamIam
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Quick run to the library & I snagged these. I've always been interested in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire & this YA book looks like a good place to start for a narrative.

rubyslippersreads I'm fascinated by the same subject. Another good one (tho not YA) is 5y
IamIamIam @rubyslippersreads Awesome, thanks for the recommendation! I stacked it! 🤗 5y
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Kboltz
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This is a great book and every girl should read it. Tells the story of immigrant girls and their struggle in finding jobs in NYC. It is historically based around the Triangle fire of 1911 in the garment district. Love the ending statement, We will not be stupid girls, We will not be powerless girls, We will not be useless girls.

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Daisey
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This cover was the first thing that came to mind for #girlonfire. It has been a few years since I read it, but this is an amazing YA historical fiction about the Triangle Shirtwaist fire told through the stories of three women. 🔥

#LyricalApril #YA #MsDsLibrary

Cinfhen I'm fascinated by that time in history...stacked❣️ 6y
DebinHawaii This book does sound interesting! 📚👍 6y
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speedy_reads
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Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix #uprising #margaretpetersonhaddix #ya #youngadult