Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909

Bias, Discrimination & Hate
Gender & Sexism
People, Identity & Culture
Social Justice
Brave Girl book cover
Author(s):
Michelle Markel
Illustrator(s):
Melissa Sweet
Age Group:
5-8
Publisher:
Balzer and Bray
ISBN:
978-0061804427
Year:
Bias, Discrimination & Hate
Gender & Sexism
People, Identity & Culture
Social Justice

This book tells the true story of Clara Lemlich, a young Ukrainian immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history. When Clara arrived in America, she couldn't speak English. She didn't know that young women had to go to work and that they traded an education for long hours of labor. 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 and that you had to stand together and fight for what you wanted.

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