Brave Girl

Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909

Markel, Michelle

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Brave Girl
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 : Balzer + Bray, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061804427
Branch Call Number: J B Lemlich M
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Sweet, Melissa 1956-


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Feb 16, 2015
  • muffinpopcorn rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

Apr 11, 2014
  • thelibrarylisa rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The ending gave me chills!


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