After her father abandons the family, ten-year-old Lyddie Worthen's mother hires the young girl out to pay his debts. This impoverished Vermont farm girl is determined to gain her independence by becoming a factory worker in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 1840s.
Praise for Lyddie
"A superb story of grit, determination, and personal growth." — The Horn Book
"A remarkable portrait of an untutored but intelligent young woman making her way against fierce odds." — Kirkus Reviews
, starred review
A superb novel." — School Library Journal
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