Alcott, Kate. The Daring Ladies of Lowell. 2014, 287p. Doubleday, $25.95 (978-0-385-53649-3). Gr 10-up.
It’s 1832 and Alice has escaped a life of farm work by getting a job at the mill. She treasures her new independence, but soon starts to realize that all is not right with conditions at the mill. Can she and the other “mill girls” stand up for their rights?