Thursday, March 10, 2011

Books To Teach Children About Labor History

I. Child Labor
Atkins, S. Beth. 2000. Voices from the Fields: Children of Migrant Farmworkers Tell Their Stories. NY: Little, Brown.
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. 2003. Kids on Strike. NY: Sandpiper.
---------------------------------. 1999. Growing Up In Coal Country. Toronto: Groundwood Press.
Carter, Anne Laurel. 2008. Out of the Deeps. Illustrated by Nicholas Debon. Orca Book Publishers.
Engfer, Lee, Robert Conrow and Leanna Engfer. 1997. Stolen Dreams: Portraits of Working Children. Photographs by David L. Parker. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner.
Freedman, Russell. 1998. Kids at Work: Lewis Hine an the Crusade Against Child Labor. NY: Sandpiper
Kielburger, Craig and Kevin Major. 1999. Free the Children: A Young Man Fights Against Child Labor and Proves that Children Can Change the World. NY: Harper Perennial.
Potter Tracey. 2008. Billy Creekmore: A Novel. NY: HarperCollins.
Robinson, J. Dennis. 2010. Striking Back: The Fight to End Child Labor Exploitation. Compass Point Books.
Wallace, Ian. 2005. Boy of the Deeps. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Winthrop, Elizabeth. 2007. Counting on Grace. NY Yearling.

II. Labor Unions/Labor Strikes/Struggle to Work

Auch, Mary Jane. 2002. Ashes of Roses. NY: Holt.   
Baker, Julie. 2002. Up Molasses Mountain. NY: Wendy Lamb Book.
Bunting, Eve. 1997. A Day's Work. Illustrated by Ronald Himler. NY:  Sandpiper.
Burgan, Michael. 2008. The Pullman Strike of 1894. Compass Point Books.
Cohn, Diane. 2005. Si, Se Puede!/Yes We Can!: Janitors Strike in L.A. Illustrated by Francisco Delgado. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
Goldin, Barbara Diamond. 1997. Fire! The Beginnings of the Labor Movement. NY: Puffin.
Haddix, Margaret Peterson. 2007. Uprising. NY: Simon & Schuster.
Harnes, Cheryl. 2007. Rabble Rousers: Twenty Women Who Made a Difference. NY: Dutton.
Hughes, Pat. 2004. The Breaker Boys. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Landau, Elaine. 2009. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. NY: Children's Press.
Lawrence, Katherine. 2006. Labor Legislation: the Struggle to Gain Rights for American Workforce (The Progressive Movement: 1900-1920: Efforts to Reform American's New Industrial Society). NY: Rosen.

Lyon, George Ella. 2011. Which Side Are You On? The Story of a Song. Illustrated by Christopher Cardinale. El Pas, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
Matas, Carol. 2003. Rosie in New York City: Gotcha! NY Alddin.
McNeese, Tim. 2007. The Labor Movement: Unionizing America. Chelsea House Publications.
Perez, N.A. 2002. Breaker. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Roberts-Davis, Tonya. 2004. We Need to Go to School: Voices from the Rugmark Children. Toronto: Groundwood Press.
Shea, Peggy Deitz. 2006. The Carpet Boy's Gift. Illustrated by Leane Morin. Teabury House Publishers.
Skyrzynski, Gloria. 2008. Sweat and Blood. A History of U.S Labor Unions. Minneapolis MN: Twenty-First Century Books.
Springer, Jane. 1997. Listen to Us: The World's Working Children.  Toronto: Groundwood Press.

III. Biographies of Labor Leaders
Anaya, Rudolfo. 2000. Elegy on the Death of Cesar Chavez. Illustrated by Gaspar Enriquez. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
Bernier-Grand, Carmen T. 2005. Cesar. Si, Se Puede!/Yes We Can! Illustrated by David Diaz. Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish Children's Books.
Brown, Monica. 2010. Side by Side/Lado a lado: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez/La historia de Dolores Huerta y Cesar Chavez. Illustrated by Joe Cepeda. NY: Rayo.
Christensen, Bonnie. 2001. Woody Guthrie: Poet of the People. NY: Knopf.
Del Catillo, Richard Griswold. 2008. Cesar Chavez: The Struggle for Justice/Cesar Chavez: La lucha por la justicia. Illustated by Anthony Accardo. Ttanslated by Jose Juan Colin. Pinata Books.
Doak, Robin S. 2008. Dolores Huerta: Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist. Compass Point Books.
Josephson, Judith Pinkerton. 1996. Mother Jones: Fierce Fighter for Worker's Rights. Minneapolis MN: Lerner Books.
Kraft, Betsy Harvey. 1995. Mother Jones: One Woman's Fights for Labor. NY: Clarion.
Krull, Kathleen. 2003. Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez. Illustrated by Yuyi Morales. San Diego, Ca; Harcourt.
Miller, Connie Colwell. 2007. Mother Jones: Labor Leader. Illustrated by Steve Erwin. Charles Barnett, III. Captsone Press.
Soto, Gary. 2003. Cesar Chavez: A Hero for Everyone. Illustrated by Lori Lohstoeter. NY: Aladdin.
Stanley, Jerry. 1996. Big Annie of Calumet: A True Story of the Industrial Revolution. NY: Knopf.


IV. Local Activism
Din, Anne Bar. 1999. The Story of Colors/La Historia de los Colores: A Bilingual Folktale. Illustrated by Domitilia Dominguez. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
DiSalvo-Ryan. DyAnne. 2000. Grandpa's Corner Store.  NY: HarperCollins.
Halpin, Mikki. 2004. It's Your World Too. If You Don't Like It, Change It: Activism for Teenagers. NY: Simon Pulse.
Hoose, Philip. 2002. It's Our World Too: Young People Making a Difference and How You Can Too. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Moore, Anne Elizabeth and . 2004. Hey Kidz! Buy this Book: A Radical Primer on Corporate and Governmental Propaganda and Activism for Short People. Illustrated by Megan Kelso. Soft Skull Press/Publishers West.

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