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The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and the Fight for Workers' Rights
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and the Fight for Workers' Rights
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The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and the Fight for Workers' Rights

by Julie Gilbert
Illustrated by Orban Janos

In November 1909, thousands of factory workers walked off the job to protest the terrible working conditions in New York City factories. Joining the picket lines was dangerous, with thugs and police officers harassing picketers, but the protests stirred action. Many factory owners finally agreed to some of the workers’ demands and improved conditions. But nothing changed for workers at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, and those workers would pay a high price for the company's dangerous conditions. In 1911, a devastating fire swept through the Triangle factory, killing 146 workers. In the months following the tragedy, the rights of workers finally gained real traction as the state government formed a safety commission and enacted new safety laws.

 
Dewey974.7/1041
GenreGraphic Nonfiction
  
Reading LevelGrades 3-5
Interest LevelGrades 3-5
GRLV
Lexile LevelGN710L
ATOS Level4.8
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #509309
  
Text TypeInformational Text
  
ISBN978-1-4966-8120-1
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandGraphic Library
Copyright2021
  
Page Dimensions7" x 9"
Page Count32
LanguagesEnglish
BindingReinforced Library Binding
Hardcover
List Price: $34.65 School/Library Price
$25.99
 


 
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Julie Gilbert

Julie Gilbert

Although Julie Gilbert’s masterpiece, The Adventures of Kitty Bob: Alien Warlord Cat, has sadly been out of print since Julie last stapled it together in the fourth grade, she continues to write. Her short fiction, which has appeared in numerous publications, explores topics ranging from airport security lines to adoption to antique wreaths made of hair. Julie makes her home in southern Minnesota with her husband and two children.

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