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

bravegirlWritten by Michelle Markel, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

The people of New York had no idea who Clara Lemlich was the day that she stepped off of the boat from her homeland. Clara soon found that she would have to go to work to help support her familiy instead of going to school. She was astonished by the working conditions of the garment workers and felt that something must be done. She had a huge impact on worker unions for women and the rights women have obtained.

Review by Cindy Dunn, GSD Elementary Library Supervisor
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: K-6

Author Website: www.michellemarkel.com
Illustrator Website: melissasweet.net

Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909
Written by Michelle Markel, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Balzer + Bray
32 pages
Release Date: January 22, 2013
ISBN: 9780061804427 (hardcover)

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