This book is wonderful. You gaze at the pictures and the children seem to stare back at you wanting to tell you their story. I teach social studies and wanted to show my students what child labor in factories and mills was actually like.It is disturbing to witness these barefoot, dirty children working so hard for pennies. Hines photographs allow you, the reader, to view one moment in their lives. We have come so far and thankfully this take of child abuse is no longer allowed in America. This book is a wonderful addition to any classroom or library. We need to know our past before we can shape the future.