Kids on Strike!
By the early 1900s, nearly two million children were working in the United States. From the coal mines of Pennsylvania to the cotton mills of New England, children worked long hours every day under stunningly inhumane conditions. After years and years of oppression, children began to organize and make demands for better wages, fairer housing costs, and safer working environments.
Some strikes led by young people were successful; some were not. Some strike stories are shocking, some are heartbreaking, and many are inspiring -- but all are a testimony to the strength of mind and spirit of the children who helped build American industry.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - afussell - LibraryThing
This was an interesting book about children going on strike. It takes you through several different strikes for children's rights. I would read this with middle age school students. It's important that they understand how lucky they are today to be in school. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Marylee1973 - LibraryThing
A great book to introduce historically factual evidence in a literary way. This book does a great job of portraying what has happened in our nation with child labor. Read full review
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