A Century Ago

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Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson (2006)

Historical fiction, chapter book (275 pages), grades 4-8

Lawrence, Massachusetts is a dangerous place during the "Bread and Roses" strike in 1912.  Rosa and Jake are sent to live with families in Barre where they will be safe.

$6.99

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Counting on Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop (2006)

Historical fiction, chapter book (232 pages), grades 4-8

Grace works in a southern Vermont cotton mill in the early 1900s.  Will Lewis Hine's photograph change everything?

$6.99

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Jackson and Bud's Bumpy Ride by Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff (2009)

Non-fiction, picture book (36 pages), grades K-3

In 1903, Burlington doctor Horatio Jackson and his dog Bud race to be the first to drive across the country in their car named Vermont.

$16.95

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A Little Girl's Diary, Life on a Farm in Rural Vermont by Alice Bushnell, ed. by Sarah Rooker & Kim King Zea (1998)

Non-fiction, 165 pages, grades 3-8

Alice Bushnell was seven years old and living in Strafford when she wrote her diary in 1911.  The book includes copies of her diary pages and a printed copy of the text.

$12.00

Available in the VHS lending library.

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Lumber Camp Library by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock (2002)

Historical fiction, chapter book (87 pages), grades 2-5

Ruby wants to be a teacher, but everything changes after her father dies in an accident.  Set in the early 1900s.

$4.99

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The Night the Bells Rang by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock (1991)

Historical fiction, chapter book (76 pages), grades 3-5

The last year of World War I (1918) is an eventful one for a Vermont farm boy.

$4.99

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Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1916)

Historical fiction, chapter book (137 pages), grades 5-8

The story of Betsy who must leave her city home to live with her Vermont cousins on a farm.  This classic story provides a glimpse of Vermont in the early 1900s.

$8.99

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