Amiable Adult Readers

Amiable Adult Readers Discussing Books Almost Always Read by Kids (Aardbaark) will discuss The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz (Candlewick, $10.99). Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart out into her diary as she seeks a new, better life for herself--because maybe, just maybe, a hired girl cleaning and cooking for six dollars a week can become what a farm girl could only dream of--a woman with a future. Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz relates Joan's journey, taking readers on an exploration of feminism and housework; religion and literature; love and loyalty; cats, hats, and bunions.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
The Hired Girl Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763694500
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - December 26th, 2017