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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Harnett County Library System.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Angier Public Library YA F Sch (Text) 33632002712744 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Boone Trail Branch YA F Sch (Text) 33630004975830 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Harnett County Main Library YA F Sch (Text) 33630004616822 Young Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780763678180
  • ISBN: 076367818X
  • ISBN: 9781406365931
  • ISBN: 1406365939
  • Physical Description: 387 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher and pagination may vary.
Summary, etc.:
Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart out into her diary as she seeks a new, better life for herself because maybe, just maybe, a hired girl cleaning and cooking for six dollars a week can become what a farm girl could only dream of: a woman with a future. Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz relates Joan's journey from the muck of the chicken coop to the comforts of a society household in Baltimore (Electricity! Carpet sweepers! Sending out the laundry!), taking readers on an exploration of feminism and housework; religion and literature; love and loyalty; cats, hats, and bunions.
Target Audience Note:
810L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 5.7 18 176200.
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 5.7 18.0 176200.
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG+ 5.7 18.0 176200.
Awards Note:
New York Times Notable Children's Books, Young Adult, 2015
Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, 2016
Sydney Taylor Book Award for Teen Readers, 2016
Sydney Taylor Award for Teen Readers, 2016.
National Jewish Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2016
Boston Globe/Horn Book Fiction Honor, 2016
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2016.
Subject: Teenage girls > Fiction.
Women household employees > Fiction.
Diaries > Authorship > Fiction.
Farm life > Fiction.
Pennsylvania > Fiction.
Baltimore (Md.) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Young adult fiction.

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