Audacity by Melanie Crowder
A book review by Madeline Soucie
This story is based on the life of Clara Lemlick, a Russian Jewish immigrant who grew up in Russia and then moved with her family to America on the East Side of New York in the early 1900s. Clara worked in a cloth factory in horrible conditions for little pay to help support her family. Her working conditions inspired her to fight for improvement of work conditions for women and never gave up despite the challenges she faced.
Though this is historical fiction, it is based on true events and gives a little bit of an insight of how immigrants worked and lived when they first entered the country in the old days.
Find it in APL TEEN Fiction YA FIC Crowder, M.