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Two fourteen-year-old girls, sewing machine operators at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, are caught in the famous Triangle fire of 1911.
Posted October 1, 2010
This is one of Carolrhoda's "On My Own Books," which seems to be their version of stories for beginning readers. It tells the story of two fourteen-year-old girls, one a Polish Jew and the other an Italian Catholic, who work together as sewing machine operators at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City, NY, become friends, and are caught in the famous Triangle fire of 1911. The author notes that the characters are fictional, but the events that take place are based on the actual accounts of those who survived the fire. The book emphasizes such virtues as friendship in spite of differences and courage in the face of danger.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.