Celebrate Labor Day by reading inspiring stories to children about people who helped improve working conditions for citizens of the USA. Both characters forced to help support their families at a very young age during times when workers had few rights, if any, became activists for worker’s rights.

Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel (Author), Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Publisher: Balzer + Bray (2013) Age Range: 4 – 8 years

Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull (author), Yuyi Morales (illustrator) Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (2003) ages 5-9Brave Girl & Cesar Chavez

 

 

 

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