Threads and Flames

Threads and Flames

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It's 1910, and thirteen-year-old Raisa has just traveled alone from a small Polish shtetl all the way to New York City. It's overwhelming, awe-inspiring, and even dangerous, especially when she discovers that her sister has disappeared and she must now fend for herself. She finds work in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory sewing bodices on the popular shirtwaists. Raisa makes friends and even-dare she admit it?- falls in love. But then 1911 dawns, and one March day a spark ignites in the factory. One of the city's most harrowing tragedies unfolds, and Raisa's life is forever changed. . . . One hundred years after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, this moving young adult novel gives life to the tragedy and hope of this transformative event in American history.She bellowed her qualifications and experience as a seamstress for what seemed like hours. A few people gave her curious looks ... She didna#39;t seem concerned that Raisa wasna#39;t a sewing machine girl. a€œIa#39;ll teach you how to use the machine, a€anbsp;...


Title:Threads and Flames
Author: Esther Friesner
Publisher:Penguin - 2010-11-24
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