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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,651 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix Narrator: Suzanne Toren Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN:
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The year is 1910, and the working conditions at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory are deplorable. Bella, Yetta, and Jane all become passionately involved in a workers' strike - then bear witness to a catastrophic fire that changes everything.

Acclaimed young adult author Margaret Peterson Haddix consistently captivates listeners with unforgettable books, like Among the Hidden and Just Ella. Uprising is a gripping account of a great labor upheaval that sparked unprecedented reforms for workplace safety. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellie | 2/17/2014

    " I had learned about the Triangle fire from a display at my home library (vs. where I work) and found it fascinating that to this day people go around and write the names of those who died in the fire in chalk on the sidewalks where they used to live. When I found this book I had to read it. The tale is a tragic one of three girls who found themselves participating in efforts to unionize and be recognized as contributing members of society (unfortunately women are still looked down upon in this day and age). The three girls also found themselves in a tragic fire that changed the way buildings were maintained in America. Unfortunately tragedies still exist to this day and people leaping to their deaths from the Triangle factory building was repeated on another tragic day in New York City. Haddix is wonderful at putting a face on history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Xavier | 2/12/2014

    " Well I have always liked how Margaret Haddix wrote her books. When I was in Social Studies we learned about the triswatch and how people commited suicide and got burned alive. So that really connected to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheralyn | 2/10/2014

    " The story was beautiful. I love the impressions the characters left of their lives at that time period and I certainly learned a history lesson I would never had paid attention to before. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 2/9/2014

    " This was cleverly written showing the perspective of three girls who became unlikely best friends. It was a very clever way to tell the plight of women factory workers in the early 1900's. There are good plot twists and excitement as everbody scrambles for their lives in one of the worst workplace fire disasters of all time. This was hard to put down for the 2nd 1/2 of the book! The afterword is excellent, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yolanda | 2/7/2014

    " Great book, historical fiction. set during the early 1900's. An immigrant girl starts working at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. Goes through her struggle with people she lives with, the work she has to do and working with the unions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ireland | 2/3/2014

    " This book really gave me an insight on history! I looooooooved this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley Green | 1/31/2014

    " This book is heart retching, horrible and amazing all at the same time. It makes you fall in love with the characters, feel their hurt, cry with them, and even laugh. Then once your good and attached to them the horrible happens and only one will remain, telling their sad tell, missing the ones that were lost. Even after you finish this book it will remain in your mind for a while, thinking about it and weirdly feeling.....sad.....sounds weird but it's true. I couldn't put it down either of the two times I have read it. This book is defiantly very high on my favorites list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steph | 1/16/2014

    " I had never heard of the Triangle Shirtwaist strike or fire, so I learned something! I liked how the book was told through three girls' perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ayoung | 1/6/2014

    " A historic novel; a story about three girls that made a differene in eveyone's lives that time. Very moving and sad, I didn't expect the last outcome of the story. It's a very good heart-felt story. 4 Stars recommended! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kallie | 12/28/2013

    " This is a well written book about three girls who come from completely different backgrounds and become best friends. It took me awhile to get into it, but I really enjoyed the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miracle Sinning | 12/19/2013

    " I liked it i dont like though how the chapters go bella yetta jane i think bella should tell her story then yetta athen jane "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 meg | 12/11/2013

    " solid YA historical fiction "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan Smith | 12/3/2013

    " Best historical fiction I've ever read!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 9/5/2013

    " This book was about the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in 1911. It's a certainly a teen fiction book, but I still enjoyed reading it and also learned some things! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brinlie Clark | 8/31/2013

    " I didn't like the ending :( It was pretty sad "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Hirschfeld | 6/15/2013

    " All 5th grade girls should read this book! FABULOUS! Makes you proud to be a woman!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hollijo | 4/30/2013

    " I love historical fiction. This novel about the Triangle Shirtwaist strike and factory fire is fascinating and a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 3/5/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book, makes you think about what you would have done in their situation. Can't wait to have my girls read it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jez | 9/19/2012

    " Very engaging historical fiction of the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City in 1909. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 8/28/2012

    " The story and time period was interesting, but I didn't find it that well written. I actually found some of the girls annoying early on. Interesting topic for discussion though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Reeder | 8/26/2012

    " Haddix is officially one of my favorite writers. I think this is one of the best historical fictions books that I have ever read. I just love her word choice and the emotion that goes into the stories, especially the part with the fire! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 4/15/2012

    " This was such a terrible accident. I loved learning all about the 1900s. Everyone should read this book. (counts for two) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Regan Moore | 11/6/2011

    " This book was AMAZING! I had never heard of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire until now, but I love historical fiction and this was one book I could not put down! It is a depressing book,in lieu of "Titanic", but it's so informative and beautifully written! READ THIS "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paige | 9/28/2011

    " I don't know if I would recommend this one to all teenagers, but I enjoyed the historical aspect...pretty good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 5/5/2011

    " Great teen historical fiction novel set in industrial revolution US. The controversies become personal.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ava | 4/28/2011

    " An amazing historical fiction book! But it takes a while for the action to start but just keep reading and you'll find out more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 4/20/2011

    " Book 22 of 100 in 2011. Quote: "We will not be stupid girls. We will not be powerless girls. We will not be useless girls." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeni | 4/16/2011

    " Wonderfully written, a great story of factory working women. One of my faves that I always suggest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 4/16/2011

    " Haddix is one of my favorite authors and she never fails to impress me! One of her best books to date! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tovi | 4/6/2011

    " I have enjoyed a couple of other books by this author, but this was my favorite. I loved the historical setting. The story was so compelling and sad. I would highly recommend this for a great book club read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brinley | 4/3/2011

    " I didn't like the ending :( It was pretty sad "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Namrata | 3/30/2011

    " this book was really weird. I didn't like it, the story wasn't that great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamara | 3/1/2011

    " I really enjoyed the historical and fictional writing in this book. I did not know much about this part of history and it was informative and moving. I really enjoy this author and was impressed with how the book flowed. I highly recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/18/2011

    " Finished 3-29-11
    An interesting take on the event
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisa | 2/9/2011

    " Great retelling of a time in our history when people honored business and money over human beings . . . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 2/7/2011

    " It was better than I expected. Much more accessible to teenagers than The Jungle. Definitely for 9-10th grades. "

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About the Author
Author Margaret Peterson Haddix

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the bestselling author of more than twenty books for children and young adults, including the critically and popularly acclaimed The Missing series and the Shadow Children series. A graduate of Miami University (Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for the Indianapolis News and taught at the Danville Area Community College in Illinois. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her family.

About the Narrator

Suzanne Toren has recorded hundreds of audiobooks and has earned twenty-nine Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She has received the Narrator of the Year Award for her audiobook recordings for the Library of Congress. She has performed on Broadway and in regional theaters in works penned by Shakespeare, Molière, and Arthur Miller. She has also appeared on Law & Order and in various soap operas.