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Book Review of The Midwife's Apprentice

The Midwife's Apprentice

Winner of the John Newbery Medal, this YA novel set in 14th century England is about a nameless, homeless girl who becomes the village midwife's helper - and eventually, and without the help of her employer, becomes a midwife on her own, with her own name, the ability to read, and willingness to help other waifs.