March 28 Birthday, Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Maker’s Strike of 1909

Clara Lemlich, union activist
Mar. 28, 1886-July 12, 1982

Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Maker’s Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel, illustrated by Melissa Sweet (Balzer & Bray, 2013).

This is the story about a girl who fought for women’s rights to be paid fairly and have good working conditions. She led the largest walkout of women factory workers in the country’s history.

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