Counting on Grace
Counting on Grace
Goodreads3.9 / 5

Counting on Grace

Written by Elizabeth Winthrop
Published by Yearling Books
Prices as of Aug 8

What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

Pownal, Vermont. At 12, Grace and her best friend Arthur must leave school and go to work as a “doffers” on their mothers’ looms in the mill. Grace’s mother is the best worker, fast and powerful, and Grace desperately wants to help her. But she’s left handed and doffing is a right-handed job. Grace’s every mistake costs her mother, and the family. She only feels capable on Sundays, when she and Arthur receive special lessons from their teacher. Together they write a secret letter to the Child Labor Board about underage children working in Pownal. A few weeks later a man with a camera shows up. It is the famous reformer Lewis Hine, undercover, collecting evidence for the Child Labor Board. Grace’s brief acquaintance with Hine and the photos he takes of her are a gift that changes her sense of herself, her future, and her family’s future.

What Kind of Book is Counting on Grace




    Book Lists That Include This Book

    The Creative Behind the Book

    What Has Elizabeth Winthrop Said About This Book

    Nothing yet! You should let Elizabeth Winthrop know that you want to hear from them about their book.

    Other Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked This Book

      Listening for Lions
      Gloria Whelan
      Paper Wishes
      â €
      Orphan Train Girl
      â €
      She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah)
      Ann Hood
      Bridge to Terabithia
      Donna Diamond, Katherine Paterson
      #1 in Series
      Vince Vawter
      Turtle in Paradise
      #1 in Series
      Jennifer L. Holm
      Indian No More
      Charlene Willing McManis, Traci Sorell
      Blue Skies
      Anne Bustard
      The Rhino in Right Field
      Stacy DeKeyser
      View more

    Book Details

    Publication Date
    August 14, 2007
    Page Count
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    10 - 13 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    Lexile® Level
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    Est. ATOS® Book Level

    Contribute to this page

    Core Score - 62%

    More than halfway there—keep going!

    Depth Score - 15%

    Just the barebones.

    Improve this page

    Are you the author or illustrator? Claim your book.


    Book Clubs

    Follow Bookroo