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.

Clara never quit. 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 you had to stand together and fight for what you wanted. And, most importantly, that you could do anything you put your mind to.

Hardcover, 32 pages
Published on January 22, 2013 by Balzer + Bray
ISBN-10: 0061804428
ISBN-13: 9780061804427
2 Book Reviews
to use your custom avatar.
  • devilish22
    devilish22Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 1:59 pm55 stars
    I'm with you love2swim! same avatar!
    • love2swim
      love2swimSaturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:25 am55 stars
      best book ever

      Recent Kids Book Reviews

      sirina wrote:

      I like this book you should read it
      Dork Diaries 10: Tales from a No...

      frahay123 wrote:

      This a really good book because ...
      The Yeti Files #1: Meet the Bigfeet

      readingbr wrote:

      This book is really strange. I d...
      Rocket and Groot: Stranded on Pl...

      readingbr wrote:

      I did not like this book. My sis...
      Unidentified Suburban Object