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Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 - Michelle Markel, Melissa Sweet
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909
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When Clara Lemlich 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 did not stop Clara.She went to night school, spent hours studying English,... show more
When Clara Lemlich 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 did not stop Clara.She went to night school, spent hours studying English, and helped support her family by sewing in a factory.Clara never quit. And she never accepted that girls should be treated poorly and paid little.So Clara fought back. Fed up with the mistreatment of her fellow laborers, Clara led the largest walkout of women workers in the country's history.Clara had learned a lot from her short time in America. She 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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061804427 (0061804428)
ASIN: 61804428
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
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4.0 Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909
What an inspiring story! This is another woman hero from American history that, surprise!, was never taught in any history class I took in school, so it's my honor to bring this book to my students. I hope they can identify with Clara's spirit and her strong desire to learn English to better help wi...
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Peace, Love & Books rated it
5.0 Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909
A superb picture book biography about an inspiring activist, wonderfully written and illustrated.
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