The Bobbin Girl
Title: The Bobbin Girl
Author: Emily Arnold McCully
Helping support her struggling family by working all day in a hot, noisy cotton mill, ten-year-old Rebecca Putney fears losing her job when poor working conditions and lowered pay result in employee protests.
Lexile Level: 600
Rebecca Putney is a bobbin girl who helps support her struggling family by working all day in a hot, noisy cotton mill. Working conditions at the mill are poor, and there is talk of lowering the workers’ wages. Rebecca’s friend Judith wants to protest the pay cut—but troublemakers at the mill are dismissed. Does Rebecca have the courage to join the protest?