My girl power posts have taken a bit of an American Girl turn. Samantha Parkington is a young girl being raised in a privileged life in 1904. She is an orphan and her grandmother has taken her in. One day Samantha meets Nellie, a girl her age, she assumes Nellie will be able to go to school with her. Unfortunately, back in those days social class has a lot to do with whether or not you got an education. Samantha learns through Nellie about the treacherous thing that is child labor. With the support of her Uncle Gard and Aunt Cornelia, Samantha becomes a child activist spreading the truth about what happens in factories to children and what needs to be done in order to help children get the education they need. Samantha has a mind of her own and is not afraid to use her brain when it comes down to helping others.