The Book Review: ‘Bread and Roses, Too’ by Katherine Patterson

The Vermont Humanities Council has selected Vermont author Katherine Paterson’s book “Bread and Roses, Too” as its Vermont Reads book for 2018.
Vermont Reads is a statewide one-book community reading program that began in 2003. VHC provides books for free to communities through an application process as well as resources for developing community book-related activities. Since the beginning of the program, Vermont Reads events have taken place in over 200 Vermont towns.
“Bread and Roses, Too” is a novel of historical fiction that tells the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” strike in the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy. The novel relates the journey of Rosa, who, along with Jake and other children, are sent temporarily out of harm’s way to foster families in Barre, Vt., as children actually were during the strike.
This book is available at The Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury and will be throughout 2018.

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