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So Far from Home: The Diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1847
Dear America Series Book #6 of 43 in publication order (switch to alphabetical order)
Author: Barry Denenberg
|Published on January 1, 1997|
|Age Group: 8 - 13 years|
|Reading Level: ||AR: 4.4 (3.0 Points, Quiz #17641)|
Lexile® measure: 710L
In the diary account of her journey from Ireland in 1847 and of her work in a mill in Lowell, Massachusetts, fourteen-year-old Mary reveals a great longing for her family.
Tis true. I will be going to America.
Mrs. Abbott's house is so near the mills we were able to walk there.... I never dreamed earthly hands could make anything that big. It looked to me like all the people in Ireland could fit inside. 'Twas like a fortress. There were smokestacks blowing their blackness heavenward and darkening the sky.
I felt cold although the day was warm. A shudder rippled through my body. There is nothing to be afraid of, I told myself. What could be worse than what I had already seen back in Ireland?
I had to go through those gates.
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