Crowder, Melanie. Audacity. 2015. 389p. Philomel/Penguin, $17.99 (978-0-399-16899-4). Gr. 8-up.
This novel in verse is inspired by Clara Lemlich’s life story. After emigrating from Russia to America, Clara defies her Orthodox Jewish father to pursue an education. She becomes a union organizer after experiencing unfair and unsafe working conditions in the sweatshops ultimately leading the Uprising of the 20,000. [ltp]