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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Book

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.

10 comments:

Nancy said...

Counting on Grace sounds like something I would enjoy. Thanks for the recommendation.

Chatty Crone said...

I didn't know about child labor being a problem here - very interesting.

Flora said...

Sounds like a wonderful book! I will see if I can get it from our Library!!

Farmchick said...

I like to listen to audio books while traveling. This sounds like a book I would like.

Granny Annie said...

I almost always have my headphone in listening to an audio book. This one sounds great.

Allison said...

These are great old pictures! Are you positively boiling in Arizona right now? :)

Leontien said...

I don't really had the pleasure to listnen to books on tape/cd. I normally just read them. I haven't found a big intrest in those Nook thingys, but maybe in the future???

I hope not though. i like my books!

Thanks for sharing info about this book, i will check it out!
Leontien

Dawn said...

Wow! That's incredible!!!
It looks like a good read....and heart-wrenching I'm sure.
Thanks for the review...I've been looking for a summer book!

JeanMac said...

I didn't know child labor was an issue in the 1900's - my grandpa was born in 1895 and worked as a hired hand but don't know his age then - maybe a child.

Lady Di Tn said...

Another sad era in our history. Peace