Acclaimed young adult author Margaret Peterson Haddix consistently captivates listeners with unforgettable books, like Among the Hidden and Just Ella. Uprising is a gripping account of a great labor upheaval that sparked unprecedented reforms for workplace safety.
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and labor workers in the early 1900s. I couldn't decide at the end of the book if I hoped the characters were real or fictional. The struggles and passion of those that fought these battles were portrayed beautifully.
Bella, Yetta and Jane, Bella Yetta and Jane. Three unlikely allies with different paths yet destined to change our future. What if the shirt waste strike and fire hadn't happened? I wonder.
For students who like to have history come alive, this book is worth reading (listening to.) It's a fictionalized account of events leading up to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911. It also brings to life social issues of the day: workers' rights, factory conditions, immigrants' lives, social class differences, women's rights.
Told from three perspectives
I enjoyed all three main characters but especially Bella, the Italian immigrant.
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