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Friday, February 25, 2011

Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: READ IT!

Major disasters, national events and stories of hardship are prime fodder for writers - and the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire is no exception. While there have been a couple non-fiction books and a plethora of magazine/journal articles that have been out for many years, most of the fiction has been written in the last decade, and mostly young adult. Here are some of the books you can read (or suggest to those young adults that you know) that focus primarily on the Triangle disaster. I have read the non-fiction by von Drehle and it was pretty good and I really want to read Threads and Flames.

Threads and Flames by Esther Friesner (YA)
Ashes of Roses by Mary Jane Auch (YA)
Triangle: A Novel by Katharine Weber
Uprising: Three Young Women Caught in the Fire That Changed America by Margaret Peterson Haddix (YA)
East Side Story by Bonnie Bader (YA)
Fragments from the Fire by Chris Llewellyn (poems)

Triangle: The Fire That Changed America by David von Drehle
The Triangle Fire by Leon Stein

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  1. I read about it in a book by Kevin Baker. It was only part of the story, but it was significant.

  2. Marg - interesting - I haven't heard of any by him - I will have to check it out.


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