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Saturday, July 9, 2011
If you hadn't noticed the bookshelf on my sidebar I would like to invite anyone interesting in reading books to join me on Goodreads. You can email me your email address and your name and I will add you as a friend:)
I mostly listen to audio books while knitting, sewing and going about my work. You can download a book free from your local library.
I just finished a really good book.......
that was inspired by this picture taken by Lewis Hine.
"Counting on Grace" is a historical fiction book about a young girl working in a textile mill at only nine years old. Child labor was a huge problem here in the U.S. in the early 1900's and in 1908 photographer Lewis Hine was hired by the National Child Labor Committee to document these many sad situations. Even with all these many photographs
it wasn't until 1938 That Congress passed the law that stopped child labor.
At the end there is also a interview with author Elizabeth Winthrop that is just as interesting as the book itself.