To See the Stars by Jan Andrew

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In her deeply affecting final novel, acclaimed children's writer and storyteller Jan Andrews gives us Edie Murphy, an indomitable and engaging heroine on the cusp of womanhood. The novel moves from Edie's remote Newfoundland outport to St. John's, and finally to New York City's Lower East Side. Against the backdrop of the history-making "Uprising" of 1909, when 20,000 garment workers went on strike for better working conditions, and the devastating Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (1911), Edie begins to find her own voice, hone her already-strong will, and learn about the true nature of home. A celebration of the strength of women and the power of community. 

 

What folks are saying about this book:

"Those who appreciate character-driven stories will enjoy the feeling of watching history in action." ~ Kirkus Reviews

"To See the Stars celebrates strength in the face of adversity with a character that readers will applaud." ~ Karen Krossing, Canadian Children's Book News

"Thoughtful, eloquently told and intensely moving, this is a book to be savoured." ~ Lisa Doucet, Atlantic Books Today