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

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The true story of the young immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history.

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.

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 the plight of immigrants in America in the early 1900s and the timeless fight for equality and justice should not be missed.

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9780061804427
9781629238364
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Level 5, 0.5 Points
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AD: Adult Directed 760L
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Grouped Work ID 1f791362-fd33-7bdd-1990-d5ea8d4d5534
Full title brave girl clara and the shirtwaist makers strike of 1909
Author dreamscape media
Grouping Category movie
Last Update 2018-05-21 23:05:26PM
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accelerated_reader_interest_level LG
accelerated_reader_point_value 0.5
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auth_author2 Lockford, Lesa, 1958-, Sweet, Melissa, 1956-
author Markel, Michelle,
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collection_catalog Non-Fiction
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display_description An 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.
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subject_facet Child labor -- United States -- Juvenile literature, Determination (Personality trait) in children -- Juvenile literature, Immigrant children -- United States -- Biography, Lemlich, Clara, -- 1886-1982 -- Juvenile literature, Shirtwaist Makers' Strike, New York, N.Y., 1909 -- Juvenile literature, Strikes and lockouts -- Clothing trade -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile literature, Women clothing workers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile literature, Women in the labor movement -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile literature
title_display Brave girl : Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909
title_full Brave girl : Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 / written by Michelle Markel ; pictures by Melissa Sweet, Brave girl : Clara and the shirtwaist makers' strike of 1909 [electronic resource] / Michelle Markel
title_short Brave girl :
title_sub Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909
topic_facet Child labor, Clothing trade, Determination (Personality trait) in children, Immigrant children, Lemlich, Clara, Shirtwaist Makers' Strike, New York, N.Y., 1909, Strikes and lockouts, Women clothing workers, Women in the labor movement