May Day 2020

In commemoration of International Workers' Day, or May Day, here are some book reviews and links to amplify the fight of workers and their efforts to secure better working conditions for all. This has special resonance in 2020 as today's essential workers -- grocery and pharmacy clerks, sanitation workers, emergency childcare providers, delivery people, postal workers, warehouse and distribution center workers, airline catering workers, and others -- struggle for protections.  
 

Review of Mother Jones and Her Army of Mill Children by Jonah Winter; illus. by Nancy Carpenter

Review of Undocumented: A Worker's Fight by Duncan Tonatiuh and Calling Caldecott blog post

Review of Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel; illus. by Melissa Sweet

Review of Lion Island: Cuba’s Warrior of Words by Margarita Engle

Review of Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle

Review of Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University by Francisco Jiménez

The Circuit: Author Francisco Jiménez’s 1999 Boston Globe-Horn Book Fiction Award Speech

Recommended reading on "the circuit"

Labor and labor movements booklist

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