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Historical fiction that follows three young women a socialite, an immigrant, and a union leader whose paths cross at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory While the setting foreshadows the events to come, Haddix creates situations that soften the readers hearts. OH MY GOSH THIS IS THE BEST BOOK EVER I cannot even begin to grasp how amazing this book is The storyline and plot was PERFECT I loved the characters OH, that ending I was literally bawling the entire time Also, the writing style pulled you into where you couldn t put it down two words READ THIS Download Epub ⚉ Uprising ♠ Around Her The Workers Were Screaming Out Prayers And Curses She Herself Was Sobbing TearlesslyHer Only Prayer Was Still, I Don T Want To Die Oh, Please, God, Don T Let Me Die, She Thought I Ve Never Even Had A Chance To LiveBella, Newly Arrived In New York From Italy, Gets A Job At The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory There, Along With Hundreds Of Other Immigrants, She Works Long Hours At A Grueling Job Under Terrible Conditions Yetta, A Coworker From Russia, Has Been Crusading For A Union, And When Factory Conditions Worsen, She Helps Workers Rise Up In A Strike Wealthy Jane Learns Of The Plight Of The Workers And Becomes Involved With Their Cause Bella And Yetta Are At Work And Jane Is Visiting The Factory On March , , When A Spark Ignites Some Cloth And The Building Is Engulfed In Fire, Leading To One Of The Worst Workplace Disasters Ever Margaret Peterson Haddix Draws On Extensive Historical Research To Bring The Tragedy Of The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire To Tangible Life Through Her Thrilling Story Of Bella, Yetta, And Jane This review is in the form of a poem One sets off from Italyto save her family from povertyto pay for their food, she must work goodat the Triangle Shirtwaist FactoryOne is not as satisfiedwith the low wages and the owners liesthe need to rebel, her sister can tellIs raging in her eyesOne can ignore it alllive like every day s a ballbut with every urge, and worker concernsIt seems she should help with the haulThree rebel, but when the story is setA horrific fire burns the building, yetone terrible truth, though in their youthThree wish for life, two meet with death. This is historical fiction for middle grade kids I m clearly nowhere near the target audience for this book this was actually a Book Club read I liked the historical fiction of this, especially the attempts to unionization, the immigrant plight, and the boom of city living I just had a hard time with the writing, but since it is suitable for its target audience, I can let that go I liked the 3 girls who were all having very different experiences in the same city They had their struggles and they all evolved in some way The ending was well written I liked that it wasn t all gooey sweet and wrapped in a big fat red bow So 3 stars. BELLA, YETTA and JANE This book is an account of true history It is a very inspiring read and makes, us girls feel special It has a sad ending that makes you feel depressed but it is a very realistic ending Their triangle may have never formed in real life but it is a very absorbing addition to the book UPRISING Bella lost her family twice and it makes me feel really sorry for her Yetta s protests and strike don t go in vain but sadly she never knows if they come true or not Jane s wish to go to college is never fulfilled but Harriet, who learned from her gets to go to college Margaret Peterson Haddix has fulfilled every wish in the book in a very different way, in my opinion Bella gets two daughters and names them Yetta and Jane Yetta 4 and Jane 2 But, even she know that she will never get two of her friends back, ever Though, the end is a bit depressing and it is a very thoughtful ending BELLA, YETTA and JANE Uprising is historical fiction about the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, in the time leading up to the infamous fire that killed over a hundred garment workers in 1911 In alternating chapters, the book focuses on Bella, fresh off the boat from Italy and desperate to make money to send home to her starving family Yetta, a revolutionary who escaped the pogroms of czarist Russia and Jane, a young socialite chafing at the restrictions of her pampered, meaningless life Haddix takes us through the strike that preceded the fire and teaches a bit of labor history But the book isthan anything a social history, vividly immersing the reader in the lives of both tenement dwellers and proper young ladies in early 20th century Manhattan The fire when it comes, late in the book is less the subject of the book anda terrible culmination of events And Haddix makes clear that it was not an isolated event just as her three different heroines are bound together, the plight of the poor and vulnerable unifies people across time and place. Have you ever stood up for something you believed in, even if it meant making sacrifices Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix is a historical fiction novel that follows the stories of Jane, Yetta, and Bella and their experiences of life in America in the 1900s Jane is a young socialite with a growing interest in the Triangle Shirtwaist strikers Bella has just emigrated to America from rural Italy, and works to earn money to send home to her starving family Yetta is a Jewish girl whose sister inspires her to fight for change, and be a revolutionary These three girls stories become tangled together in a friendship that should last a lifetime, but with the result of strike leaving much to be desired, each day in the factory holds lies, theft, and danger Can individuals enact change that will benefit all, or is money really the only God of America This book offers an interesting glimpse into class culture and the experience of women in the patriarchal 1900s, as the suffrage and union movements begin to gain momentum The three characters Yetta, Bella, and Jane are dynamic and round, each with personalities that were developed fully Their different personalities mean that they would be relatable to a range of personalities, and at least one girl should resonate with every reader Many of the literary elements in the novel symbolism and theme go largely undeveloped, but my biggest worry was some of the unaddressed plot elements that, in the last chapter, are neatly wrapped up I feel this was unrealistic, with many characters and events that weren t mentioned since the first half of the novel conveniently resolved in the final few pages.As much as I truly enjoyed this novel, I really struggled with the radical choices that the characters made especially Jane s running away for nine months To a young reader, I feel like this part of the work offers radical change as a valid alternative by glamorizing their life in poverty So much of being a part of social change though, and what I want to emphasize in my own classroom, is that little steps make a tremendous difference I do think the book would serve as a great starting point though for conversations about social justice, immigration, workers rights, social class, and wealth in America, especially if paired with the social studies curriculum This is definitely a book I will include on my bookshelf, however, I don t foresee myself using it as a teaching novel. I read this to help my daughter, who was assigned it for her high school English lit class She needed someone to discuss theme and character with This YA story about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911 is harrowing to read if you know anything about the historical event behind it With three POV characters and a prologue that hints at tragedy, you know view spoiler it s virtually impossible for all three girls to survive and Haddix is good enough at misdirection that right up until the end, you don t know which of them it is hide spoiler My daughter picked this up at the library and after reading it, recommended it to me Since I m usually the one doing the recommending I thought I should humor her I m so glad I did Another historical fiction novel about the Triangle Shirtwaist fire butin depth than Threads and Flames In this novel we learn about the strike that happened months before the fire as well as arealistic picture of immigrant life Haddix also allows some of her characters to perish in the fire which is heartrending, but also makes the whole tragedyreal And later in her notes, we learn of fires in factories in the past twenty years where many people perished because of some of the same poor working conditions that led to so many deaths at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Including one in North Carolina in 1991 at a chicken processing plant where 25 people died because the doors were locked Many times in my life, I have felt like Haddix s character, Jane Being blessed with so much and not knowing how to use it to help those who have so little Kudos to you Ms Haddix for writing such a thought provoking book.