(EBOOK/EPUB) Brave Girl Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909

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  • Brave Girl Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909
  • Michelle Markel
  • English
  • 03 February 2020
  • 9780061804427

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Brave Girl Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 Free read ✓ 108 Read & download Brave Girl Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 Ara never uit And she never accepted that girls should be treated poorly and paid little So Clara fought back Fed up with the mistreatment of her fellow laborers Clara led the largest walkout of women workers in the country's history Clara had learned a lot from her short time in America She learned that everyone deserved a fair chance That yo. 35 out of 5 Brave Girl Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers Strike of 1909 is a well researched it has a full page bibliography at the end of the book and engagingly written picturebook But although the subject of the book and its heroine are inspiring Michelle Markel s story seems a little bit simplistic and its tone is overly optimistic and thus I was left mostly unmoved after reading itI appreciate the additional information about the garment industry at the end of the book however as aptly noted by another reviewer on Goodreads the last sentence Though there are still wrongs to be righted today s workers have five day workweeks overtime pay and other protections due in great part to labor leaders like Clara Lemlich and the thousands of brave girls who picketed in the winter of 1909 perpetuates the myth that all the injustices have been righted while in fact they simply moved overseas to such countries as China India and BangladeshThe best part of Brave Girl is Mellisa Sweet s mixed media collage illustrations which are literally sewn together piece by piece and decorated with various stitched fabricsAlso look at these rows of workers who look like rows of stitches themselves brilliant

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Brave Girl Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909

Brave Girl Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 Free read ✓ 108 Read & download Brave Girl Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 When Clara Lemlich arrived in America she couldn't speak English She didn't know that young women had to go to work that they traded an education for long hours of labor that she was expected to grow up fast But that did not stop Clara She went to night school spent hours studying English and helped support her family by sewing in a factory Cl. REVIEW OF THE KINDLE EDITION and yes the Kindle edition does seem to have a slightly different book title and the font sizes are definitely and once again a bit too annoyingly small for easy readingAlthough Michelle Markel s Brave Girl Clara Lemlich and the Shirtwaist Makers does indeed and certainly provide a very meticulously researched and enlightening general introduction to both the Shirtwaist Makers Strike of 1909 and also to the horrible and often incredibly dangerous working conditions which made this strike both necessary and also at least in my opinion absolutely justifiable and laudable in every conceivable way with the full page bibliography at the back of Brave Girl Clara Lemlich and the Shirtwaist Makers being a very much appreciated added bonus and not to mention that the additional presented details about the garment industry also and definitely does very much expand on Clara Lemlich s personal story and as such also renders Brave Girl Clara Lemlich and the Shirtwaist Makers much universal in scope and not simply the account of one girl s bravery and courage to stand up for workers rights and for better and less dangerous working conditions the story itself Michelle Markel s printed words while indeed and certainly sufficiently inspiring and engaging they have also felt just a trifle too simplistic and with a to and for me generally overly optimistic tone of narrative voice And yes this inherent unrelenting and always very much present in Brave Girl Clara Lemlich and the Shirtwaist Makers optimism is why I have as an older and critical reader not been uite as lastingly inspired by Clara Lemlich s recounted story as I had thought I would be from the book title For really I just do not think that Michelle Markel has with and in her featured text ever sufficiently demonstrated and shown the always present dangers and threats that Clara Lemlich and the other striking shirtwaist makers were constantly facing due to their job actions not just possible dismissal but also and much importantly so the potential of being injured or even killed by the police by the authorities so that indeed this all encompassing over optimism and positivity just does not really sit all that well with me as Brave Girl Clara Lemlich and the Shirtwaist Makers should also and totally show and remind readers or listeners and intensely passionately descriptively so that Clara Lemlich was most definitely playing a very dangerous but nevertheless also totally and necessarily so game with her job actions and her advocating for and leading the Shirtwaist Makers Strike And further the last sentence of the main textual body of Brave Girl Clara Lemlich and the Shirtwaist Makers makes it appear as though ALL workers now enjoy safe working conditions and the like and this is sadly not yet the case either and on a global level Combined with the fact that while I do tend to usually very much enjoy Melissa Sweet s artwork in her accomapying illustrations for Brave Girl Clara Lemlich and the Shirtwaist Makers I have on a visual and aesthetic level often found Sweet s pictorial renderings of human figures and indeed in particular of Clara Lemlich kind of strangely proportioned with in particular Clara Lemlich appearing as though she is from her facial features and her clothing considerably older than she is textually described by Michelle Markel as being and sometimes looking almost a bit dwarf like albeit that I do still highly and very much enthusiastically and warmly recommend Brave Girl Clara Lemlich and the Shirtwaist Makers for me three stars is the absolute maximum rating I will consider even though my rating is definitely a high three stars is actually like three and a half stars if half stars were allowed on Goodreads

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Brave Girl Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 Free read ✓ 108 Read & download Brave Girl Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 U had to stand together and fight for what you wanted And most importantly that you could do anything you put your mind to“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 Bo. 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