Annotations for Newsgirl


Baker & Taylor
Amelia is unhappy about the restrictions placed on girls in 1851 San Francisco, so she disguises herself as a boy in order to join a gang of newsboys, where she gets to work and have fun alongside her rambunctious friends.

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Baker & Taylor
Set in California in 1850, twelve-year-old Amelia discovers that the bustling city is more hospitable and financially rewarding to working boys, thus cutting off her hair and transforming herself, Amelia joins a gang of newsboys, gets to work, and joins in the fun alongside her rambunctious friends.

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Penguin Putnam
It's the spring of 1851 and San Francisco is booming. Twelve-year-old Amelia Forrester has just arrived with her family and they are eager to make a new life in Phoenix City. But the mostly male town is not that hospitable to females and Amelia decides she'll earn more money as a boy. Cutting her hair and donning a cap, she joins a gang of newsboys, selling Eastern newspapers for a fortune. And that's just the beginning of her adventures. Participating in the biggest news stories of the day, Amelia is not a girl to let life pass her by - even and especially when it involves danger!


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