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Lyddie grew out of Paterson's participation in the Women's History Project, which was part of Vermont's bicentennial in 1991. The book, which is wellresearched, focuses on one woman who goes to work in a nineteenth-century factory. Through Lyddie's experiences, the reader is presented with the stories of a variety of factory workers. The story is literate, believable, and gives the reader a strong sense of time and place, focusing on a young protagonist who overcomes great difficulties. In the novel's first chapter, Lyddie must confront a bear. Later she is separated from her family, must walk most of the way to Concord, is injured in a factory accident, must face the death of her mother, is attacked by her boss, and is fired from two different jobs. Despite her problems, she still hopes for a better life and tries to educate herself.

In the end, Lyddie is able to break...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Lyddie from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.