The Factory Girls
A Kaleidoscopic Account of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
The twentieth century ushered in a new world filled with a dazzling array of consumer goods. Even the poorest immigrant girls could afford a blouse or two. But these same immigrant teens toiled away in factories in appalling working conditions. Their hard work and sacrifice lined the pockets of greedy factory owners who were almost exclusively white men. The tragic Triangle Waist Factory fire in 1911 resulted in the deaths of over a hundred young people, mostly immigrant girls, who were locked in the factory.
Told from the perspective of six young women who lived the story, this book reminds us why what we buy and how we vote really matter.
|Interest Level||Grade 9 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Young Adult|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Zest Books ™|
|Number of Pages||176|
Author: Christine Seifert
Christine Seifert is a native North Dakotan, a professor at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, and a young adult writer. She is the author of the YA novel The Predicteds, as well as the nonfiction books Whoppers: History's Most Outrageous Lies and Liars and The Endless Wait: Virginity in Young Adult Literature. She writes for Bitch Magazine and other publications, and has presented at academic conferences on such diverse topics as as writing, rhetoric, Twilight, and Jersey Shore.