Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 Audible –

Thetrue story ofthe young immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in US historyThis picture book biography about Ukrainian immigrant Clara Lemlich tackles topics like activism and the US garment industry The art, by Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet, beautifully incorporates stitching and fabricA bibliography and an author s note on the garment industry are includedWhen 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 fastBut that didn t stop Clara She went to night school, spent hours studying English, and helped support her family by sewing in a shirtwaist factoryClara 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 seenFrom 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 toThis picture book biography aboutthe plight of immigrants in America in the early s and the timeless fight for equality and justice should not be missed