Nobody's Daughter by Susan Beth Pfeffer

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Depicting an orphan's life at the beginning of the twentieth century, the story of eleven-year-old Emily Hasbrouck tells of life at the Austen Home for Orphaned Girls where tragedy leads to the triumph of courage and honesty.
 

About Susan Beth Pfeffer

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Susan Beth Pfeffer was born in New York City in 1948, and grew up in the city and its nearby suburbs. At the age of six, when her father wrote and published a book, Pfeffer decided she, too, wanted to be a writer; that year, she wrote her first story. She didn't write her first published book, until much later. Just Morgan, a young adult novel, was written during her final semester at New York University, and published the following year. Since then, Pfeffer has been a full-time writer for young people. She has won numerous awards and citations for her work, which ranges from picture books to middle-grade and young-adult novels and includes both contemporary and historical fiction. Her young adult novel About David was awarded the South Carolina Young Adult Book Award. Her young adult novel The Year Without Michael, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and winner of the South Carolina Young Adult Book Award, was named by the American Library Association as one of the hundred best books for teenagers written between 1968-1993. Pfeffer has also written a book for adults on writing for children. She has written over 60 books for children and young adults.
 
Published February 1, 1995 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 154 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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In the early part of the 20th century, Emily Lathrop Hasbrouck is already orphaned, but when her Great-aunt Mabel dies, suddenly she is also destitute and alone.

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Orphaned at an early age and grudgingly taken in by a great-aunt, 11-year-old Emily is packed off to the Austen Home for Orphaned Girls after her great-aunt dies without providing for her.

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