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Brave girl : Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909
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Published:
New York : Balzer + Bray, c2013.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Status:
Inglewood - Kids Non-Fiction
j331.8928 M3452b
Main Library - Kids Non-Fiction
j331.8928 M3452b
Description

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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780061804427, 0061804428
Reading Level:
LG
Level 5, 0.5 Points
Lexile code:
AD: Adult Directed
Lexile measure:
760

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
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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APA Citation (style guide)

Markel, M., & Sweet, M. (2013). Brave girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909. New York: Balzer + Bray.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Markel, Michelle and Melissa Sweet. 2013. Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909. New York: Balzer + Bray.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Markel, Michelle and Melissa Sweet, Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909. New York: Balzer + Bray, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Markel, Michelle., and Melissa Sweet. Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909. New York: Balzer + Bray, 2013. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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