Galena, an eleven-year-old Russian-Jewish immigrant, lives in New York City with her family and works at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory with her older sister Anya. The factory pays low wages and has terrible working conditions, making Anya yearn to join a union. Soon a horrible fire guts the factory leaving Galena with painful, horrific memories. Follow author Suzanne Lieurance in this dramatic historical fiction novel, as she describes how Galena uses the support of friends, family, and Jewish traditions to inspire her to fight for workers rights.
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Library Binding: 160 pages
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc. (April 1, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.7 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
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