Each week – until June 2nd – we’re featuring one of the Top 10 Teen Reader’s Choice Award books. Read the description. Get inspired. Read the book. Then vote!
This week's feature: Audacity by Melanie Crowder
Audacity is inspired by the real-life story of Clara Lemlich, a spirited young woman who emigrated from Russia to New York at the turn of the twentieth century and fought tenaciously for equal rights. Bucking the norms of both her traditional Jewish family and societal conventions, Clara refuses to accept substandard working conditions in the factories on Manhattan's Lower East Side. For years, Clara devotes herself to the labor fight, speaking up for those who suffer in silence. In time, Clara convinces the women in the factories to strike, organize, and unionize, culminating in the famous Uprising of the 20,000.
This book has received accolades from numerous sources including: 2015 National Jewish Book Award finalist, Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book, Colorado Book Award Finalist, Nerdy Book Award, Mighty Girl Book, Best Books of the Year from Bank Street College, Editor’s Choice from Bookbrowse.com, Washington Post Best Children’s Books for April: Poetry Edition, New York Public Library Best Book for Teens, ALA Top 10 Best Fiction for Young Adults Pick, ALSC Notable Children's Book nominee, BCCB Blue Ribbon winner, YALSA 2016 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2016 Amelia Bloomer List.
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