Thorndike Press

The Hired Girl

  • Laura Amy Schlitz
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432874160
  • ISBN-13: 9781432874162
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.60 lbs ( .73 kgs)
  • 604 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released March 2020

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Young Adult - Large Print Standing Order Plan

Offers the best of young adult literature in a large print format‚ designed for reading levels from grades 8 through 12 and beyond. These are high-appeal titles with adult crossover potential.



A Scott O’Dell Award Winner
An Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award Winner
National Jewish Book Award Winner for Children’s and Young Adult Literature
A Newbery Medal Winning Author

Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs 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 from the muck of the chicken coop to the comforts of a society household in Baltimore, taking readers on an exploration of feminism and housework; religion and literature; and love and loyalty.

Age Range: 12-17 | Grade Level: 7-12 | Lexile Measure: 810L