Nomination: Audacity

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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]

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