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This novel-in-verse fictionalizes the teen years of Clara Lemlich Shavelson, the leader of the New York shirtwaist strike of 1909. Fleeing from anti-Semitic Russia, the teen and her family struggle to adapt to their new home.
Clara Lemlich struggles to overcome the second-rate working conditions in the factories in Manhattan during the turn of the twentieth century. Based on the true story of a determined young woman, Clara paves the way for equal rights for women in the work