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Farrell, Mary Cronk

Summary: Traces the life of Fannie Sellins, a union activist who traveled the nation promoting fair wages and decent working and living conditions for workers in the garment and mining industries.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SEL

Aronson, Amy

Summary: "Crystal Eastman was a central figure in many of the defining social movements of the twentieth century -- labor, feminism, internationalism, free speech, peace. She drafted America's first serious workers' compensation law. She helped found the NationalWoman's Party and is credited as co-author of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). She helped found the Woman's Peace Party -- today, the Women's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EASTMAN, CRYSTAL ARO

Krull, Kathleen.

Summary: A biography of Cesar Chavez, from age ten when he and his family lived happily on their Arizona ranch, to age thirty-eight when he led a peaceful protest against California migrant workers' miserable working conditions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt, inc. 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CHA

Winter, Jonah

Summary: Shares information on labor leader Mother Jones and her 1903 Children's Crusade protesting the dangerous conditions endured by child factory workers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JON

Bradley, Mark A. (Mark Andrew)

Summary: "The shocking assassination of a major rival to UMWA president Tony Boyle catalyzed groundbreaking reform in the coal mining industry. In the early hours of New Year's Eve 1969, in the small soft-coal mining borough of Clarksville, Pennsylvania, longtime trade union insider Joseph "Jock" Yablonski and his wife and daughter were brutally murdered in their old stone farmhouse. Seven months...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.152 BRA

Zannos, Susan.

Summary: A biography of the Mexican American who spent most of his life working to organize the migrant farm workers in California and was instrumental in the founding of the United Farm Workers union.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mitchell Lane Publishers 1999

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB CHAVEZ ZAN

Adler, David A.

Summary: "Cesar Chavez dedicated his life to helping American farmworkers. As a child growing up in California during the Great Depression, he picked produce with his family. Cesar saw firsthand how unfairly workers were treated. As an adult, he organized farmworkers into unions and argued for better pay and fair working conditions. He was jailed for his efforts, but he never stopped urging people to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CHA

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