Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 - Michelle Markel, Melissa Sweet

Where do feminism, labor history, and innovative artwork all converge in the same place? Why, in Michelle Markel’s new book about Clara Lemlich, of course! In this powerful and accessible biography, readers learn the story of a very Brave Girl (Balzer & Bray, $17.99). After immigrating to the United States from the Ukraine with her parents, Clara was the only one able to get a job. Taking night classes to learn English, she toiled long hours as a garment worker during the day and dealt with brutal conditions and treatment while making very little money. Fed up, Clara began speaking out and convincing other women to strike—eventually helping win their right to unionize and inspiring people all over the country to do the same. Melissa Sweet’s multimedia illustrations combine painting, collage, and cleverly sewn pieces of fabric to bring to life this moving tale. Ages 5-8. AJK
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By Michelle Markel, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061804427
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - January 22nd, 2013

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