I understand, that there our people behind these books, who usually work part time jobs, and spend countless hours of their life writing, but this is just lazy writing from an author who clearly does not respect literature as an art, and only thinks of it as an way to score an extra paycheck from unsuspecting 9 year old girls who don't know any better than to read this crap. There were some adult-themed situations, such as when sweatshop owner Mr. Margaret Rose runs back to the sleeping compartment to wake her family and to tell them about the arrival. With the doors locked and the lone elevator capable of only holding 15 people, there are few choices to escape the inferno. The author pulled no punches describing the bloody and charred bodies of the girls strewed all over the pavement at the foot of the building.
Ashes of Roses was one of the most touching, exhilarating, yet extremely sad book I have even read. Secondly, one of the most common names of the young women who died in the tragedy was Rose. I felt anger over the employers lack of responsibility in the situation. Rose wants to make her family proud, so she stays in New York with her sister, Maureen. The author mentions some universally recognized places such as Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Fifth Avenue, the Bowery, Washington Square Park, the Hudson River, the East River, Greenwich Village, Governor's Island, Christopher, Chrystie and Broom Streets, and the Asch Building.
I thought it was an informative story about immigration to America, in the early 1900's. Unfortunately her youngest brother, Joseph, had been declared sick and was sent with her father back to Ireland. The author had me wondering up till almost the very end if our heroine Rose or her sister Maureen were going to make it out of the fire. The sisters struggle to survive and barely do so by working at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. But in the mist of it all young women still keep to the hope and promise of a better life. It was too much for Rose's mother to handle so she went back to Ireland leaving behind Rose and Maureen who begged her for them to stay behind.
Joseph can't cross the ocean by himself so his Father I recently read Ashes of Roses. If you want the most impact from this book then do the same. What a way to honor and remember those that perished upon that day. I love reading strait up historical fiction like this. If they don't pass then they are sent back. My heart filled with fear and hope at the same time.
An immigrant story that highlights all the hardships of coming to America, that culminates in the notorious Triangle shirtwaist factory fire. So they had to leave. I felt I knew the charaters and how they responded to the situation they were in. This set in motion a series of picture books featuring poultry involved in the arts. Heartbroken but determined to go on, Rose and her remaining family members move in with their Uncle Patrick's reluctant wife and daughters. This book give people an inside look on immigration, how it affected those who left their home countries to provide for their families.
The book has been awarded with Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award Nominee 2005 , Michigan Library Association Thumbs Up! It's important to have courage and stay positive when something tragic happens, even though it is very hard to do so. Book Details: Ashes of Roses by Mary Jane Auch. But the main characters development was done well, I became really interested in her story. My mind was a messy attic, with snippets of my interviews and different rumors jumbling in my head. The cover of the book shows an old photograph of the factory, which, along with the title, led me to believe the story of the fire would be a greater part of the story. They were married in 1967 and within a few years had produced a daughter, Katrin and a son, Ian.
After a series of run-ins with Elsa, Ma decides to return to Ireland. It gives the reader a perspective on the life of an immigrant; what it's like to arrive in America from a different country and try to start a new life. Rose and Maureen struggle to get by, and they are barely doing so working at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. It took the deaths of 146 people to finally get shit moving with workplace safety laws. She is nearly raped by a rose shop owner, and she is desperate to get money for her family. I thought it was an informative story about immigration to America, in the early 1900's. I personally think that she is a exceptionally good author and I would really love to read more of her books.
Now I would like to see an adult fiction of this tragedy. It distracts from the now. The author has researched the subject well. We get to see Rose grow some as a character as she becomes more accustomed to living in America. Then, after nine books, she wrote and illustrated. But this book was a nice glimpse into life in this time period and the problems surrounding workers of the day. There's just no sugarcoating this man-made disaster and it doesn't deserve a sanitary whitewashing to lighten the blow of the reality of it and luckily Mary Jane Auch did it justice.