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Brave Girl - by Michelle Markel (Hardcover)

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Highlights

  • The true story of the young immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history.
  • Lupine Award (Picture Book) 2013 3rd Winner, Sydney Taylor Book Award (Younger Readers) 2014 3rd Winner
  • 4-8 Years
  • 10.68" x 8.95" Hardcover
  • 32 Pages
  • Juvenile Nonfiction, Biography & Autobiography

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About the Book



The inspiring true story of Clara Lemlich, a young immigrant girl in early 20th-century New York who led the biggest strike of women workers in U.S. history.



Book Synopsis



The true story of the young immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history. This picture book biography about the plight of immigrants in America in the early 1900s and the timeless fight for equality and justice should not be missed.

When Clara arrived in America, she couldn't speak English. She didn't know that young women had to go to work, that they traded an education for long hours of labor, that she was expected to grow up fast.

But that didn't stop Clara. She went to night school, spent hours studying English, and helped support her family by sewing in a shirtwaist factory.

Clara never quit, and she never accepted that girls should be treated poorly and paid little. Fed up with the mistreatment of her fellow laborers, Clara led the largest walkout of women workers the country had seen.

From her short time in America, Clara learned that everyone deserved a fair chance. That you had to stand together and fight for what you wanted. And, most importantly, that you could do anything you put your mind to.

This picture book biography about Ukrainian immigrant Clara Lemlich tackles topics like activism and the U.S. garment industry. The art, by Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet, beautifully incorporates stitching and fabric. A bibliography and an author's note on the garment industry are included.



From the Back Cover



When Clara Lemlich arrived in America, she couldn't speak English. She didn't know that young women had to go to work, that they traded an education for long hours of labor, that she was expected to grow up fast.

But that did not stop Clara.

She went to night school, spent hours studying English, and helped support her family by sewing in a factory.

Clara never quit. And she never accepted that girls should be treated poorly and paid little.

So Clara fought back. Fed up with the mistreatment of her fellow laborers, Clara led the largest walkout of women workers in the country's history.

Clara had learned a lot from her short time in America. She learned that everyone deserved a fair chance. That you had to stand together and fight for what you wanted. And, most importantly, that you could do anything you put your mind to.



Review Quotes




"The zingy images masterfully (and appropriately) incorporate fabric and stitches as well as old images of checks and time cards ... This book has fighting spirit in spades-you go, Clara!" -- Booklist (starred review)

"Readers are treated to solid information with a buoyant message about standing up for what is right. Sweet has created an outstanding backdrop for Markel's text with a vibrant collage of watercolor, gouache, blank dress-pattern paper, bookkeeping pages, stitches, and fabric pieces." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"Sweet incorporates images of assorted fabrics and stitch patterns into her tender illustrations, brightening the lives of workers whose reality was bleak." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"In her simple but powerful text Markel shows how multiple arrests, serious physical attacks, and endless misogyny failed to deter this remarkable woman as she set off on her lifelong path as a union activist." -- The Horn Book

"Markel ably brings to life the plight of immigrant garment workers and Clara's courageous advocacy." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books


Dimensions (Overall): 10.68 Inches (H) x 8.95 Inches (W) x .34 Inches (D)
Weight: .78 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Format: Hardcover
Author: Michelle Markel
Language: English
Street Date: January 22, 2013
TCIN: 16184387
UPC: 9780061804427
Item Number (DPCI): 247-10-6134
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.34 inches length x 8.95 inches width x 10.68 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.78 pounds
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