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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (925 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katherine Paterson Narrator: Lorna Raver Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Rosa’s mother is singing again, for the first time since Papa died in an accident in the mills. But instead of filling their cramped tenement apartment with Italian lullabies, Mamma is out on the streets singing union songs. Rosa is terrified that her mother and older sister, Anna, are endangering their lives by marching against the corrupt mill owners. After all, didn’t Miss Finch tell the class that the strikers are nothing but rabble-rousers–an uneducated, violent mob? Suppose Mamma and Anna are jailed or, worse, killed? What will happen to Rosa and little Ricci? 

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’s 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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Annette | 2/19/2014

    " One of the many things I like about Paterson is the way she can bring characters alive for readers. I'm particularly drawn to her historical fiction. Her books always make great titles for literature circles and social studies connections. Bread and Roses, Too is set during the 1912 labor strike in Lawrence Massachusetts. Some of the children of strikers were sent on "vacation" to Vermont to escape the potential violence. Like so many great historical fiction novels for young people, it made me want to learn more about the real people and events. I immediately went to the Library of Congress website to find photographs of the strike. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Katherine Glover | 2/9/2014

    " already read this book, and it's really good so I'm re-reading it!!!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by NewFranklin School | 2/8/2014

    " I loved this book because it had suspence mystery and a touch of saddness all mixed into one. Another reason I loved this book is because of the way the author dicribed how people felt back during the great strik. I also loved it because rosa trusted many people that many others didn't care about. There are lots of cool discribings, saddness that made me want to cry and much more you can find it all out if you read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dawson Anderson | 2/1/2014

    " i loved this book its awesome you should read it it changed my life on how i see things!!!!! "

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