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As Dawn Breaks By Kate Breslin

The whistle blew and Rose Graham entered the changing room. She was working in the Chilwell munition factory in London. It was 1918 and the war was taking most of the young men for the war effort. The women had learned to work in the factories to help the “Tommies.” The jobs required the women to work with harsh chemicals. Often their skin and hair would turn yellow from exposure to the chemicals. These women were called “Canary Girls.” She was greeted by one of those girls, Tilly Lockhart, her best friend.

Rose was an orphan who was sent to live with her Uncle Sir Ridley Cutler. He was a crue...


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