When Rosa is sent to Vermont with other children to live with strangers until the strike is over, she fears she will never see her family again. Then, on the train, a boy begs her to pretend that he is her brother. Alone and far from home, she agrees to protect him, even though she suspects that he is hiding some terrible secret.
From a beloved, award-winning author, here is a moving story based on real events surrounding an infamous 1912 strike.
©2006 Minna Murra, Inc; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
"Stirring and dramatic." (Booklist)
"Paterson has skillfully...created vivid settings, clearly drawn characters, and a strong sense of...hardship and injustice." (School Library Journal Starred)
I listened to the end of the book on the way to church this morning. It was difficult to go into the service, and I couldn't wait to return to the car. By the time I was back home, the story had ended, but I didn't move from the car. The story characters had a grip on me, and the outcome of their painful situations moved me deeply. This book was a little difficult to get into at the beginning, but oh, the character and setting development Ms. Patterson spends time weaving contributes to the huge impact of the overall story.
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