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The First Labor Day



The First Labor Day

A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.12

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    temperament, back-breaking, high, jobs, daily, almost, fiery, somehow, earn, march, thousand, willing, risk, lose, enough, speak
     content words:    Pete McNeil, Peter McGuire, Labor Day


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The First Labor Day
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     Pete McNeil stood almost as high as his father's shoulder. He stood proudly next to his father. His eyes followed Peter McGuire as he stood up to speak to the assembled crowd.
 
2     The sun glinted off the speaker's red hair. The boy wondered if the man's fiery temperament was somehow linked to his hair color.

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