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

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Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.95 X 10.68 X 0.34 inches | 0.78 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780061804427

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About the Author

Michelle Markel loves writing narrative nonfiction. She's the author of Brave Girl, which won the Bank Street Flora Stieglitz Straus Award and the Jane Addams Children's Book Award for Younger Children, and was also chosen as an NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book. Some of her recent titles include Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead (on the Amelia Bloomer Project List of feminist literature) and Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books. She lives in Woodland Hills, California. You can visit her online at michellemarkel.com.

Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than one hundred books, including Kwame Alexander's How to Read a Book and How to Write a Poem, and has written and illustrated her own work. Her work has been featured in magazines, on greeting cards, and on living room walls. Melissa has received the Caldecott Honor Medal twice, among many other awards, including the Sibert Award, and is a New York Times bestselling author and artist. Melissa lives in Maine. You can visit her 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)