Annie Shapiro and the Clothing Workers' Strike

Marlene Targ Brill [ $9.95 ]

Life wasn't easy for Annie Shapiro and the other clothing workers in Chicago in 1910. Bosses could be mean and the hours were long. When the workers' pay was cut, Annie had to take a stand. At first no one took seventeen-year-old Annie seriously when she walked out of work. But her brave act sparked a strike that grew to include forty thousand workers. Would bosses ever listen to their workers? Would monthes of striking really lead to better conditions?

In the back of this book, you'll find a script and instructions for putting on a reader's theater performance of this adventure. At the book's companion website - www.historyspeaks.com - you can download additional copies of the script plus sound effects, background images, and more ideas that will help make the reader's theater performance a success. 10.25"x7.5" 48p.

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