The Twisted Threads of Polly Freeman by Pippa Goodhart
It's 1838. Polly is sent from a London workhouse to Quarry Bank Cotton Mill. The family who own Quarry Bank care for their apprentice children better than most mills do. But Polly is owned by the mill just as the slaves in America who grow the raw cotton sent to the mill are owned. Can Polly and her friend Min escape? What surprises will Polly discover about her own family? A life or death adventure in which Polly Freeman learns who she is and what she wants.