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The Bobbin Girl

Author: McCully, Emily Arnold Set In . . .
 North America, USA, Massachusetts, Lowell
Genre: Children's
Time Frame: 1800s
Published: 1996
Description: Rebecca Putney is a bobbin girl who helps support her struggling family by working all day in a hot, noisy cotton mill. Working conditions at the mill are poor, and there is talk of lowering the workers' wages. Rebecca's friend Judith wants to protest the pay cut--but troublemakers at the mill are dismissed. Does Rebecca have the courage to join the protest?
  
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