The Hired Girl

By SCHLITZ, Laura Amy

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9781490632230
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Recorded Books


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on March 1, 2016  |  Audiobooks

Gr 7 Up—Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs is forced to quit school, much to her dismay, in order to help out on Steeple Farms, where her father and three brothers work. Having lost her mother at an early age, Joan finds herself struggling to do all the chores for the men—cooking, cleaning, washing, and any other chore her father assigns her. Joan's only escape from the daily grind and drudgery of cleaning out privies and wringing out laundry is her love of books, which her ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Schlitz's epistolary novel, set in 1911, follows fourteen-year-old Catholic farmgirl Joan -- thirsty for education and refinement -- as she runs away to Baltimore and is taken on as a "hired girl" in a wealthy, cultured Jewish household. Joan is bright but impetuous and absurdly romantic (blame Jane Eyre) -- and her coming of ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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