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Brave Girl

Clara And The Shirtwaist Makers' Strike Of 1909

By Michelle Markel

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.

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Book

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ISBN

0061804428


Format: Book
Author: Markel, Michelle
Summary: 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.
Title: Brave girl : Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 / written by Michelle Markel ; illustrated by Melissa Sweet.
Publisher Date: New York : Balzer + Bray, c2013.
Subject: Lemlich, Clara, 1886-1982 -- Juvenile literature. Lemlich, Clara, 1886-1982. 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.
Isbn: 0061804428 9780061804427
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 10
System Items Total: 12
Call Number: 331.892 Mar
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Bib Id: 421852

Format: Book
Author: Markel, Michelle
Summary: 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.
Title: Brave girl : Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 / written by Michelle Markel ; illustrated by Melissa Sweet.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Balzer + Bray, c2013.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
Subjects: Lemlich, Clara, 1886-1982 -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Lemlich, Clara, 1886-1982.
Subjects: Shirtwaist Makers' Strike, New York, N.Y., 1909 -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Strikes and lockouts -- Clothing trade -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Women clothing workers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Women in the labor movement -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile literature.
Other Author: Sweet, Melissa, 1956- ill.
LCCN: 2012025439
ISBN: 0061804428
ISBN: 9780061804427
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 10
Total Copies: 12
Call Number: 331.892 Mar