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Book Title: Burning: the Story of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (History Lessons in Short Fiction)|
The author of the book: Madeleine Richey
Date of issue: March 22nd 2013
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 2.78 MB
Edition: Madeleine Richey
Read full description of the books Burning: the Story of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (History Lessons in Short Fiction):On March 25th, 1911, in the late afternoon, began a fire that would be one of the most remembered tragedies of New York City until the fall of the Twin Towers 90 years later. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire took 146 lives of young immigrant women: some died in the fire, others fell down an elevator shaft, a few more on the fire escape that collapsed beneath them, and the rest fled to the windows and were forced to jump to their deaths.
Now, 102 years after the tragedy, a story emerges. By the winner of an American Voices Medal from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and author of the novel "The Box of Secrets" and "Buried Alive: the story of Octavia Hatcher," "Burning" depicts the fear and desperation of the girls trapped on the eighth floor when the fire breaks out and follows them as they fight to put out the flames and one lucky survivor who makes it out only to watch from the street as her friends jump to their deaths from the burning skyscraper.
Don’t jump!” Voices floated up to them, calling for them to wait, but some of the girls were too panicked to listen. They were already jumping by the time Rosie reached the windows, some flapping their arms like baby birds leaping from their nests, others falling still, like porcelain dolls, before they hit the pavement below with sickening thuds; baby birds crushed and porcelain dolls shattered.
Read information about the authorMadeleine Richey is a 16-year-old living in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with her parents, four siblings, and two cats. She plays rock guitar, enjoys hoop dancing, sketching, reading, and most of all writing. She has been writing since she was 10 years old and began publishing her work at 15. At 16 she self-published her first novel, "The Box of Secrets."
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