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?
©1996 Emily Arnold McCully; (P)2008 Penguin