Brave Girl

Brave Girl

Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909

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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780061804427
0061804428
Branch Call Number: j 331.892887 M3452b 2013 Beginning Facts
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm

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Clara stood up for her beliefs and protested unfair working conditions in the early 1900s. She led the largest walkout of female workers in American history!

For the oldest in the Children's House, the story of labor justice and social change, as wrought by one girl. The historical context is clear and vivid; there's more about the labor conditions and history at the end.

An illustrated account of immigrant Clara Lemlich's pivotal role in the influential 1909 women laborer's strike.

One small girl with a large voice changed working conditions in America and showed just how courageous a young woman could be.


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muffinpopcorn
Feb 16, 2015

Clara had learned a lot from her short time in America . She believed 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 .
Clara was young and couldn't speak English nor knew the ways of her new home in America but she left her mark and what she believed in.

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thelibrarylisa
Apr 11, 2014

The ending gave me chills!

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