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

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Product Details

Price
$17.98  $16.54
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 the author of many children's books, including Tyrannosaurus Math(Tricycle/Random House) and Dreamer from theVillage: The Story of Marc Chagall (Henry Holt).Michelle lives in California. Visit her website atwww.michellemarkel.com.,
Melissa Sweet is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of many fine children's books including Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White, winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus award, Balloons Over Broadway, a Sibert winner, and The Right Word and A River of Words, both Caldecott Honors. Reviewers have described her unique mixed-media illustrations as "exuberant," "outstanding," and "a creative delight." Melissa lives on the beautiful coast of Maine. In addition to writing and painting, she enjoys gardening, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. For more information about the author and her work, visit her online at 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)