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

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.95 X 0.34 X 10.68 inches | 0.78 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780061804427

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About the Author

Michelle Markel is a writer, journalist, teacher, and author of several award-winning, starred-reviewed picture books. She lives in Los Angeles. Merrilee Liddiard is an author, illustrator, and blogger of kids design, crafts, and DIY at mermagblog.com. She lives in Utah.
Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than one hundred books. Her work has been in magazines, on greeting cards, and on her living room walls. Melissa has received the Caldecott Honor Medal twice, among many other awards, including the Sibert Medal, and is a New York Times bestselling author and artist. Melissa lives in Maine. You can visit her at www.melissasweet.net.

Reviews

"In her simple but powerful text Markel shows how multiple arrests, serious physical attacks, and endless misogyny failed to deter this remarkable woman as she set off on her lifelong path as a union activist."--The Horn Book
"Markel ably brings to life the plight of immigrant garment workers and Clara's courageous advocacy."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The zingy images masterfully (and appropriately) incorporate fabric and stitches as well as old images of checks and time cards ... This book has fighting spirit in spades-you go, Clara!"--Booklist (starred review)
"Readers are treated to solid information with a buoyant message about standing up for what is right. Sweet has created an outstanding backdrop for Markel's text with a vibrant collage of watercolor, gouache, blank dress-pattern paper, bookkeeping pages, stitches, and fabric pieces."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"Sweet incorporates images of assorted fabrics and stitch patterns into her tender illustrations, brightening the lives of workers whose reality was bleak."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)