Imagine it is 1773 and you are living in
The Boston Commons. You are not attending formal school. If you
are male you may be an apprentice in a trade, such as silversmith, journalist or conscripted for the "Continental Army".
If you are female you would be receiving training in your home. You have one suit of clothes to wear . More than likely you also have one pair of shoes that you are allowed to wear in Fall and Winter. In summer you go barefoot.
is the World as portrayed in
Esther Forbes's Novel Johnny Tremain.