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Audacity Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å [Reading] ➷ Audacity By Melanie Crowder – The inspiring story of Clara Lemlich whose fight for eual rights led to the largest strike by women in American history A gorgeously told novel in verse written with intimacy and power Audacity is i TG up for those who suffer in silence In time Clara convinces the women in the factories to strike organize and unionize culminating in the famous Uprising of the Powerful breathtaking and inspiring Audacity is the story of a remarkable young woman whose passion and selfless devotion to her cause changed the worl. This is an outstanding historical novel in verse about union rights at the turn of the 20th century More it's about the role of women in the labor rights movement with a keen eye toward factory work think Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Clara is a daring badass girl who disobeys her family's wishes in order to better the lives of those around her as well as to better her own education and English skills More Clara is able to fall in love even while pursuing every single thing she's passionate about and it's not her boyfriend turned husband who gives her the will to do so She's strong and passionate and out there of her own volition More to come but this book is awesomely feminist and compelling

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The inspiring story of Clara Lemlich whose fight for eual rights led to the largest strike by women in American history A gorgeously told novel in verse written with intimacy and power Audacity is inspired by the real life story of Clara Lemlich a spirited young woman who emigrated from Russia to New York at the. I don't know why the author chose to do this as a novel in verse it distracted me from the plot which focuses on an important part of history that girls should know about and caused a DNF I ran this ARC past a few students and they were like me interested in the topic but the verse It felt like a gimmick not a necessary deviceARC provided by publisher

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AudacityTurn of the twentieth century and fought tenaciously for eual rights Bucking the norms of both her traditional Jewish family and societal conventions Clara refuses to accept substandard working conditions in the factories on Manhattan's Lower East Side For years Clara devotes herself to the labor fight speakin. Living with her mother father and three brothers in a shtetl in Russia young Clara Lemlich's great desire is to go to school and get an education But in her strict Orthodox Jewish family education is limited to her brothers who will follow in the footsteps of their father praying and studying the Torah But Clara has learned to read Russian against her father's wishes and even after he destroys her few hard won books she doesn't give upAfter the pogrom of 1903 against the Jews in nearby shtetls the Lemlichs decide to emigrate to the United States It is a long harrowing trip but eventually they arrive in New York City and make their way to a small dingy apartment on the Lower East Side Day after day her mother goes out looking for work while her husband and sons spend their times praying and studying Finally her father decides that Clara shall be the one who goes out to workFinding a job in a sweatshop making shirtwaists at 600 a week she brings home the family's only income The work is harsh under grueling circumstances with row upon row of women and children sewing in a locked room only allowed to go to the restroom twice a day despite the long hours And at the end of the day the girls and women are inappropriately patted down to make sure they haven't stolen anything But Clara also discovers public libraries and the free school and her hope of going to school revived After getting fired from her first job her second job pays less and the workdays are longer More harsh conditions and abuse from the sweatshop owners foreman Once day Clara hears the word union and after learning what it means decides the women she works with in the garment industry also need a union to represent them just as the men who are treated differently haveLittle does Clara realize what forming a union will involve Her dream to go to school and become a doctor is given up in her fight for better working conditions for the women in the garment industry To that end she is spit on locked out of jobs that she needs she's beaten repeatedly by thugs and by the police she's jailed and hospitalized but she never stops never gives up To say that Clara was a young woman who had a definite streak of defiance and a very strong sense of what is right and what is wrong is to say the least about her And she succeedsAudacity is a imagine fictional portrayal of the early life of Clara Lemlich Written in beautiful free verse it is the story of a small but fearless and yes audacious fighter Told from Clara's point of view in the first person the reader is privy to her hopes dreams thoughts fears especially telling is her anger at her father for denying her an education for not working when the family is so destitute Free verse novels can look deceptively simple and they are wonderful enticements for reluctant readers but make no mistake the content is not so much complicated as it is far thought provoking than you might at first think it is One of my favorite books from 2013 is Brave Girl Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 which happens to be the end point of Audacity a picture book for older readers and as I read Audacity I had flashes of the illustration from this book So although Audacity is a book meant for teens it could be nicely paired with Brave GirlMelanie Crowder has written a spellbinding story full of historical and cultural references that make it an eminently readable full bodied novel and a source of inspirationThis book is recommended for readers age 12This book is a ARC received from the publisher Philomel BooksThis review was originally posted on Randomly Reading