Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Can I give a book 10 stars? What a fabulous piece of historical fiction, but what would you expect when you take a former newspaper woman and turn her into a children's writer?

Haddix has well-researched this book about three women who first had roles in the attempt to unionize the New York garment industry, then had their lives shattered in the Triangle Garment Factory fire.

I've read other novels about this fire before (Ashes of Roses, which I also highly recommend) but Uprising goes into more detail, give more insight, and tells a richer story that give us not only fascinating background but the Author's Note at the end proves how we still have changes that need to be made in factory conditions around the world.

Read this book—you will NOT be disappointed, even though you might shed a tear or two.

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