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Counting on Grace Pownal Vermont At Grace and her best friend Arthur must leave school and go to work as a doffers on their mothers looms in the mill Grace s mother is the best worker fast and powerful and

  • Title: Counting on Grace
  • Author: Elizabeth Winthrop
  • ISBN: 9780553487831
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Paperback
  • Counting on Grace By Elizabeth Winthrop, 1910 Pownal, Vermont At 12, Grace and her best friend Arthur must leave school and go to work as a doffers on their mothers looms in the mill Grace s mother is the best worker, fast and powerful, and Grace desperately wants to help her But she s left handed and doffing is a right handed job Grace s every mistake costs her mother, and the family She only feels capa1910 Pownal, Vermont At 12, Grace and her best friend Arthur must leave school and go to work as a doffers on their mothers looms in the mill Grace s mother is the best worker, fast and powerful, and Grace desperately wants to help her But she s left handed and doffing is a right handed job Grace s every mistake costs her mother, and the family She only feels capable on Sundays, when she and Arthur receive special lessons from their teacher Together they write a secret letter to the Child Labor Board about underage children working in Pownal A few weeks later a man with a camera shows up It is the famous reformer Lewis Hine, undercover, collecting evidence for the Child Labor Board Grace s brief acquaintance with Hine and the photos he takes of her are a gift that changes her sense of herself, her future, and her family s future.From the Hardcover edition.
    Counting on Grace Kindle edition by Winthrop, Elizabeth Counting on Grace Kindle edition by Winthrop, Elizabeth Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Counting on Grace. Counting on Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop, Paperback Counting on Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop Editorial Reviews Paperback Reprint . Paperback . NOOK Book . View All Available Formats Editions Ship This Item Counting on Grace Book Review Common Sense Media Now required reading throughout the state of Vermont, COUNTING ON GRACE is based on the true story of photographer Lewis Hines crusade to reveal the realities of child labor to the Counting on Grace Summary SuperSummary Counting on Grace contains biographical information on Lewis Hine, as well as a list of references The book was the recipient of numerous accolades, including an ALA Notable Counting on Grace Elizabeth Winthrop Pownal, Vermont At , Grace and her best friend Arthur must leave school and go to work as a doffers on their mothers looms in the mill Grace s mother is the best worker, fast and powerful, and Grace desperately wants to help her But she s left handed and doffing is a right handed job Grace Counting on Grace Walmart Walmart Counting on Grace was a great book while showing a little girls view of child labor in ways you could never see it.During , mainly twelve year old Grace Forcier is forced to work in a mill to be able to help her family.Grace COUNTING ON GRACE Q A Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop Q What inspired you to write COUNTING ON GRACE A It all started with a simple black and white photograph taken by Lewis Hine, the great child labor photographer The year old mill Grade Literature Mini Assessment Excerpt from Counting Counting on Grace This grade mini assessment is based on an excerpt words from the book Counting on Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop This text is considered to be a text worthy Counting on Grace IndieBound Pownal, Vermont At , Grace and her best friend Arthur must leave school and go to work as a doffers on their mothers looms in the mill Grace s mother is the best worker, fast and powerful, and Grace desperately wants to help her But she s left handed and doffing is a right handed job Grace Counting on Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop Audiobook What listeners say about Counting on Grace Average Customer Ratings Overall . out of stars . out of . Stars Stars Stars Stars Stars Performance out of Counting on Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop LibraryThing Counting on Grace helped me understand the tight spot families were in at the time The themes in Counting on Grace could be relevant to our time Children often do drop out of high school Abbie Grace Burnett shares updated photo of Grace Duggar Sep , Abbie Grace Burnett shared an updated photo of Grace Duggar as she celebrates hitting her eight month milestone She is the latest little one to be born from the Duggar baby

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    1. Counting on Grace started off as a slow read, with a description of the mills in Vermont, its machines, and the process of working with bobbins There was a good amount of technical jargon that was presented, and readers need to have some background knowledge in order to understand the setting and culture However, once the reader gets into the story of the strong female protagonist, Grace, and the people who surround her, including her Mamere, Pepe, Miss Lessley, and Arthur, the book becomes one [...]

    2. Grace was barely 12 when she started at the mill Her parents used a birth certificate of a two year older sister who died before Grace was born Grace left school because she wanted to go work in the mill She did not understand the value of education because her parents did not It was survival There was one phrase that her teacher, Miss Lindsey, said to here was her second best reader Grace clung to that and in the end that was what saved her In those times, the company owned you You worked long [...]

    3. An outstanding book that I picked up in the children s section of my local library The haunting photo on the book jacket drew my attention, and I just had to read the story.It turns out that the photograph is rather famous it was taken by Edward Hines and still resides in a museum He had taken pictures of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, and became curious about what happened to them after arriving in the U.S He followed them to the towns they settled in and discovered the issues of child la [...]

    4. Being a doffer in the mill is exciting for 12 year old Grace, until she realizes she has to miss school to do it and it is not exactly legal This book really made me think about child labor laws and the evolution of our country A great read for any age.

    5. Overall it was a good book , but I didn t really enjoy reading it as it isn t my type of genre that I like to read

    6. Everyone says that nobody can count on Grace Her feet move too much and her brain is always thinking about something else, but it s not true, and she s going to prove them wrong When 12 year old Grace is kicked out of school her family is pleased That means one person to work at the mill in turn will mean food to eat and maybe even a pair of shoes for her At first Grace is glad to be a doffer for her mother at the mill Her memories of playing in the factory during the summers are still fresh y [...]

    7. This book provides children with a view of what it would have been like to grow up in the early 1900s in New England It was a completely different lifestyle then and work came before one s education Now, education is viewed as the most important thing and every child is required to attend school Work now comes secondary to an education This book really made me realize how lucky I am to live in the time that I do and have all of the things that I have I have received a good education and had foo [...]

    8. As a kid, I loved historical novels and I would easily read a book in a day if it was about the old days Counting on Grace is one of those books I couldn t put it down Grace is a child living in Vermont in the early 1900 s She leaves school at the old age of 14 to work in the mills in order to help her family Money is very tight and every member of the family is needed to make ends meet The story takes you into the mills and very quickly you realize how hard it was to work in those mills dirty a [...]

    9. Grace is a young girl who starts working in a cotton mill at the age of 12, which is against the law, but does it to help pay the family bills The story is a historical fiction story about young children working in cotton mills illegally in the early 1900 s A photographer comes and takes pictures and tries to make a story against child labor laws I listened to the audio version, and enjoyed the story.

    10. This book is about a Vermont mill girl based on Hine s Pownal, Vermont portrait of mill children I liked the book a lot, but then I do tend to like stories of the mill girls That this was based on the photo of a real person made it seem authentic to me It was the story of a 12 year old girl who grew up being forced to work in the mill and quit school.

    11. Great Book Historical fiction at its best, excellent book for tweens might make them thankful that child labor is no at least in USA.

    12. This book was the 2007 book for Vermont s Community Reading Program I didn t realize this when I bought the book but since it takes place in Vermont I can understand why I hope that the readers there were as enthralled by this book as I was Children think that doing chores around the house is tough Grace started working in a mill when she wasn t yet a teenager doffing the bobbins for her mother as she turned cotton into thread The mills were filled with children working under conditions that wer [...]

    13. The year is 1910, and 12 year old Grace lives in a cramped Vermont company house with her family She enjoys attending the local school, where she and her friend Arthur are top students Now her studies and her freedom are threatened when both she and Arthur are told they must work at the mill.In this work of historical fiction geared for middle school readers, Elizabeth Winthrop does an excellent job relating a picture of New England mill life at the turn of the 20th century Coupled with the stor [...]

    14. Audio Loved every minute of this YA historical fiction The only thing that would have improved this book would have been reading it at age 10 I thoroughly enjoyed the author interview at the end of the book I hope there is a sequel.

    15. This book was really showing how working in a factory of such a young age, can affect you Detailing what kids or what kids may have gone through.

    16. Counting on GraceElizabeth WinthropGrace and her friend Arthur stop going to school in order to support their families by working For work, they doff picture frames with their mothers Grace is a very determined worker and really wants to help her mother, but she has a problem Grace is left handed, but doffing requires people to work predominately with their right hands This is a huge issue, because every mistake that is made affects her family negatively Both Grace and Arthur are underage worker [...]

    17. Counting on Grace was a somewhat difficult book to read Once I stared to understand the point of view and the language, the book was enjoyable The book starts out explaining how a family has to stop sending their children to school because they need money to take care of their sick grandparents Grace is only 12, but decides to work in the mills to help her parents save money to pay off the debt they owe to the store Grace and her friend Arthur decided to write a letter to the Labor Board, telli [...]

    18. Historical Fact NOT part of the story In 1904, Lewis Hine traveled to Ellis Island to photograph immigrants streaming into America He saw many children, and was horrified by the idea that they would be forced into child labor in order to help their families survive In 1908, Hine took a job as staff photographer for the National Child Labor Committee and traveled throughout the country photographing child workers, taking notes to identify the children whose health and education and futures had be [...]

    19. I really enjoyed this book, not only because of the fact that it takes place in a small town in Vermont, where I live, but also because it tells a story about children having to work at the mills back in the early 20th century.This is a historical novel about a child named Grace She is 12 years old, and knows that at some point she will be leaving to go to work in the mills One day, the mill foreman comes and takes her best friend Arthur out of school to head to work Before she knows it, she is [...]

    20. I stumbled across this book when I was looking for a new audio book I m so glad I did it was an exceptional piece of historical fiction for middle grade readers set in the early 1900s when childhood involved factories, serious responsibilities, and real consequences not play, school, and huge chunks of device filled free time like today Because of the huge contrast to today s childhood, I think it is a great book for kids to read.Grace is nearly 12 when she is pulled from school and sent to work [...]

    21. I finally finished reading this historical fiction aloud to my 11 year old daughter I am very glad that we read it and very proud of her that she became interested in it despite the fact that it is the saddest book we have ever read together Despite the harsh reality of life for poor children in 1910 that it describes very well, it has some happy moments as well and has a fairly pleasant ending The last third of the book goes fast as the action and life changes increase for the characters We sta [...]

    22. Counting on Grace is a beautifully written book about the lives of textile mill workers of America in the early 1900 s It follows the story of a little girl named Grace and her family through their struggles and challenges as poor workers of the south When Grace and her friend Arthur are recruited to work in the mills like other children of the town, their teacher Miss Lesley is determined to help them and other children working in the mills to stay in school longer Working with these children i [...]

    23. Counting on Grace is written by Elizabeth Winthrow, and is about a little girl named Grace, who is forced to work at a textile mill at just fourteen years old, because her family is so poor Grace has another friend who works in the mill with her, and her teacher does not think it is right that these young students have to work there Their teacher writes a letter to the National Child Labor Committee, because it upsets her that children are working there, when they should be attending school full [...]

    24. Counting on Grace is written by Elizabeth Winthrow, and is about a little girl named Grace, who is forced to work at a textile mill at just fourteen years old, because her family is so poor Grace has another friend who works in the mill with her, and her teacher does not think it is right that these young students have to work there Their teacher writes a letter to the National Child Labor Committee, because it upsets her that children are working there, when they should be attending school full [...]

    25. If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn t have to lug around a camera This is a quote of Lewis Hine, a renowned photographer and reformer during the dawn of the twentieth century Fifty years earlier the United States fought a war to end slavery in the South Now it is in the North and not a voice is raised or a rifle shot in protest That is until Lewis Hine and his camera came to town Grace is a skinny twelve year old girl with a quick mouth and dancing feet The largest employer in this Verm [...]

    26. I was drawn to this story because I practice labor law This is the story of child labor in the early 1900 s in Vermont The families work in a textile mill and live in mill housing and shop at mill stores The children are pulled from school and sent to work in the mill, no later than twelve, even though they cannot get valid work permits until they are fourteen This happens because every available body is necessary to keep the mills running and the parent caught up on their debts to the mill Most [...]

    27. I was not expecting this I was not expecting this book to transport me to a time when children had to work or the family could starve, or even kicked out of their own home I was not expecting to actually care about these questions, as flawed as they are I was not expecting to be blown away.As I was saying, I was caught up in the whirl of things, the slow but sure changes, the character development was amazing Not just with the main character, but with all the main people in this book But what di [...]

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