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Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, January 17, 2011:
"Published to coincide with the centennial anniversary of the 1911 fire that erupted in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, this powerful chronicle examines the circumstances surrounding the disaster...Marrin's message that protecting human dignity is our shared responsibility is vitally resonant."
Starred Review, Booklist, April 1, 2011:
"Sure to spark discussion, this standout title concludes with source notes and suggested-reading lists that will lead students to further resources for research and debate."
Starred Review, School Library Journal, May 2011:
"The writing is compelling and detailed, and the author effectively manages to bridge the gap between detached expository writing and emotionally charged content...this is a useful and thoughtful addition to any American history collection."
ALBERT MARRIN is the author of numerous highly regarded nonfiction books for young readers, including Years of Dust; The Great Adventure: Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of Modern America; and Sitting Bull and His World. His many honors include the Washington Children's Book Guild and Washington Post Non-Fiction Award for an "outstanding lifetime contribution that has enriched the field of children's literature," the James Madison Book Award for lifetime achievement, and the National Endowment for Humanities Medal.See all Editorial Reviews
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 12 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 14 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 15 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 19 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 21 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 22 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 24 months ago by vivian dull