Audacity by Melanie Crowder
Labor organizing has always been a huge part of Jewish-American heritage, especially for Jewish-American women. This historical novel in verse tells the real-life story of Clara Lemlich, a Jewish woman who immigrated to America from the Ukraine and became one of the greatest labor organizers in our country's history. Working in the garment factories of turn-of-the-century Manhattan, Clara organizes the working women for better working conditions and becomes the leader of the Uprising of 20,000, one of the largest strikes in American history, composed primarily of women. Clara later joins other Jewish labor leaders, Rose Schneiderman and Pauline Newman, in the fight for the women's right to vote.