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Lucy Fights the Flames: A Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Survival Story
Lucy Fights the Flames: A Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Survival Story
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Girls Survive

Lucy Fights the Flames: A Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Survival Story

In 1911, fourteen-year-old Lucy Morelli lives with her parents, older brother, and several youngers siblings in a crowded apartment in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. Lucy dreams of going to college, but her Italian immigrant family relies heavily on her income from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory to survive. Lucy finds the factory work boring, but the working conditions are better than many other jobs. But when Lucy and her best friend, Rosie, head to work one Saturday in March, everything changes. Fire breaks out in the factory, and the doors are locked, trapping hundreds of workers inside. Lucy must battle the flames to save her own life -- and Rosie's. Readers can learn the real story of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, one of the deadliest industrial disaster's in U.S. history, from the nonfiction backmatter in this Girls Survive story. A glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts are also provided.

 
ISBN978-1-4965-8448-9
PublisherStone Arch Books
BrandGirls Survive
Age Level8-12 Years
Reading LevelGrades 3-5
GenreHistorical Fiction
Trim Size0 x 0
Page Count112
LanguageEnglish
Copyright2020
Paperback
Price
$7.95
 


 
 
Julie Gilbert

Julie Gilbert

Although Julie Gilbert’s masterpiece, The Adventures of Kitty Bob: Alien Warlord Cat, has sadly been out of print since Julie last stapled it together in the fourth grade, she continues to write. Her short fiction, which has appeared in numerous publications, explores topics ranging from airport security lines to adoption to antique wreaths made of hair. Julie makes her home in southern Minnesota with her husband and two children.

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