The Last BalladBook - 2017
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My favorite bumper sticker is both witty and true: UNIONS: The Folks that Brought You the Weekend. The five-day work week. Collective bargaining. Safe working conditions. Labor activists fought for all these and more to improve workers' lives. Want to learn more about the labor movement's fascinating history? Check out these inspiring novels featuring union activists. It's 1929, and… (more)
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Chicago Public Library recommends this title as one of the best books published in 2017.
Based on a true story, The Last Ballad traces the life of Southern mill worker Ella May Wiggins, who after years of working 12-hour days, six days a week and still struggling to keep her children fed and healthy, became a union organizer in 1929 in a small town in North Carolina. Known for her po... Read More »