"She and Annabelle refuse to pity themselves, and their fierce determination to make it lends credence to the millions of historical and contemporary girls who dared to dream in the face of extraordinary challenges. (Historical fiction. YA)"
Mollie and Annabelle—both orphans, one a pickpocket, the other a prostitute—share a windowless tenement room, meager rations and a sense of desperation in the Bowery of New York City, 1833.
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