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Publisher's Summary

The year is 1910, and the working conditions at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory are deplorable. Bella, Yetta, and Jane all become passionately involved in a workers' strike - then bear witness to a catastrophic fire that changes everything.

Acclaimed young adult author Margaret Peterson Haddix consistently captivates listeners with unforgettable books, like Among the Hidden and Just Ella. Uprising is a gripping account of a great labor upheaval that sparked unprecedented reforms for workplace safety.

©2007 Margaret Haddix (P)2007 Recorded Books

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Loved this book

This was one of the best books I’ve listened to. Great characters and character development. I also learned so much listening to this book. Definitely recommend!

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Excellent and compelling read!

This is definitely one of those stories that will stay with me for a long time. You know it’s a great historical novel when you learn a lot and then feel driven to keep learning more. Haddix’s characters were so real and believable, and I appreciated her author’s note at the end. Toren’s narration was excellent and brought even more life to the characters. I highly recommend this book!

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Great Book

Absolutely loved the tempo and storybline, of the book,, it qas captivating. The narrator was amazing, bravo.

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A Wake up call for Americans

Very engaging story. Historical but relevant today. Author's endnotes were especially informative. Illustrates what unchecked corporate greed can do when workers aren't protected by unions.

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Best Book!

This book is very inspiring about a real fire that happened in a shirtwaist factory. This book features three main characters named Bella, Yetta, and Jane they all have aspiring stories. Hope you enjoy the book!

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Gripping historical fiction

An important part of US History, female rights told through the eyes of 3 girls.

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Wonderful History

It was a wonderful, immersive story that helped the listener really feel and understand life for women in 1910.

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A great reminder of the battles fought by women

and labor workers in the early 1900s. I couldn't decide at the end of the book if I hoped the characters were real or fictional. The struggles and passion of those that fought these battles were portrayed beautifully.

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A very thought provoking story.

Bella, Yetta and Jane, Bella Yetta and Jane. Three unlikely allies with different paths yet destined to change our future. What if the shirt waste strike and fire hadn't happened? I wonder.

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Well-written historical story for middle school

Would you listen to Uprising again? Why?

For students who like to have history come alive, this book is worth reading (listening to.) It's a fictionalized account of events leading up to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911. It also brings to life social issues of the day: workers' rights, factory conditions, immigrants' lives, social class differences, women's rights.

What did you like best about this story?

Told from three perspectives

Which character – as performed by Suzanne Toren – was your favorite?

I enjoyed all three main characters but especially Bella, the Italian immigrant.