Hidden Girl

A Novel By Shyima Hall

Internal Characterzation

In the novel of Hidden Girl by Shyima Hall, is about a little girl who is named Shyima who all seemed to be going good in her life, for that she felt like she can change her life in a positive way but until she realizes that living in poor society and has a life of it she was forced by her mother to become a slave and work till she is no longer useful to an owner

Historical similarity

By 1900, states in the U.S. varied in whether they had child labor standards and in their content and degree of enforcement. By then, American children worked in large numbers in mines, glass factories, textiles, agriculture, canneries, home industries, and as newsboys, messengers, bootblacks, and peddlers, and do nothing else but non stop work to pay for their families or maybe just themselves

2 Vocabulary Words of Child Labor/Slavery

Sold and Forced

Setting

Hidden Girl has be taken place western Egypt on poor side of it, and Child Labor took place in the U.S. and along with it every state that is in it.

Conflict

The National Child Labor that was part of that time when child labor was happening the committee’s work to end child labor was combined with efforts to provide free, compulsory education for all children, and culminated in the passage of the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938, which set federal standards for child labor. Hidden Girl the conflict in their was that Shyima was put into work, not that her mother wanted to, but someone that is deeply close to her caused it to happen without thinking on what could the consequences be for Shyima.