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“Bread and Roses, Too” is a novel of historical fiction that tells the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” strike in the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy. The novel relates the journey of Rosa, who, along with Jake and other children, are sent temporarily out of harm’s way to foster families in Barre, Vermont, as children actually were during the strike.
A Staged Reading of the book will be presented Friday, November 9 at 7:30pm on the Dorset Playhouse Stage. Director, Maureen Chaffee, has adapted a reading from the book.
This production is made possible by the Vermont Humanities Council’s Vermont Reads program and is free and open to the public.
Vermont Reads is a statewide one-book community reading program that began in 2003. Since the beginning of the program, Vermont Reads events have taken place in over 200 Vermont towns.