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

Michelle Markel (Author) Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
January 22, 2013
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 eighty children's books, including the Caldecott Honor books The Right Word and A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams both written by Jen Bryant. She also wrote and illustrated Tupelo Rides the Rails; Carmine: A Little More Red, which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book; and Balloons Over Broadway, a picture book biography that was named a 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Picture Book. When she is not in her studio, Melissa can be found taking an art class, hiking with her dogs, or riding her bicycle. She lives with her family in Rockport, Maine.

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)