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Brave Girl : Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 (Hardcover) (Michelle Markel)

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From acclaimed author Michelle Markel and Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet comes this true story of Clara Lemlich, a young Ukrainian immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history. This picture book biography includes a bibliography and an author's note on the garment industry. It follows the plight of immigrants in America in the early 1900s, tackling topics like activism and the U.S. garment industry, with handstitching and fabric incorporated throughout the art.

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.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

An engagingly illustrated account of immigrant Clara Lemlich's pivotal role in the influential 1909 women laborer's strike describes how she worked grueling hours to acquire an education and support her family before organizing a massive walkout to protest the unfair working conditions in New York's garment district. 25,000 first printing.
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Biography + Autobiography / Historical, Biography + Autobiography / Women, Biography + Autobiography / Political
Series Title: Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Michelle Markel
Language: English
Street Date: January 22, 2013
TCIN: 16184387
UPC: 9780061804427
Item Number (DPCI): 247-10-6134
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$12.59
MSRPwas $17.99
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