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Well- written, well-researched and a credit to nonfiction books for young readers.
This book is ostensibly about the March 25, 1911 fire at the Triangle Waist Factory which killed 146 workers because of inadequate fire protection and locked doors.
One of the great aspects of this book is that Marrin does not just describe the horrible fire.
The school give this book as redding work for summer. My 11 year old and my self like a lot this book because bring part of history that happen in NY that we know very little. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Brenda C. Rodriguez
I enjoyed it but it's written almost as a children's book but not sold as a children's book unless I missed something in the fine print...Published 9 months ago by Kangi
This is a must read for anyone in the industrial safety business or even just office safety. This explains the tragedy that led to lighted exit signs and fire escapes.Published 10 months ago by Paul
I was disappointed with the scant information on the actual event. I wanted more info on the working conditions, human cost and sympathy than the employers savings. Read morePublished 14 months ago by By Jackie
This is a wonderful nonfiction book that recounts the historical background, main events, and aftermath of the Triangle Fire Disaster. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Debra Biermann
I did not know this was a children's book when I started reading it. Only after the author took time to explain items such as "bagels" and concepts like "strike breaking" and... Read morePublished 18 months ago by bookfanatic1979
Book was about how life was in the day. The real life was told which wasn't dramatized or shown as hurt to everyone .Published 19 months ago by vivian dull
Hard to believe how hard things were for the average factory worker back then. No wonder we need unions to look out of us.Published 19 months ago by JenniferLTG
Very well-researched, with excellent photos. Emphasis is on the social context of 1911 and the Labor Movement of that time, not just the horrors of the fire. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Sally