Miracle at the Sideshow cameo: Clara Lemlich

Small but quite mighty Clara Lemlich makes a cameo appearance in my new novel, Miracle at the Sideshow. A Ukrainian immigrant who escaped pogroms much like my protagonist Sophie, Clara was an irreplaceable force for the labor movement. Her efforts led to many improvements in worker safety.

Clara’s work focused on the often ruthless and deadly garment factory industry.

Learn more about Clara in this exceptional PBS documentary I watched as part of the research for my new novel: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/biography-clara-lemlich/

I also used this beautiful children’s book by Michelle Markel as part of my research, a wonderful addition to any collection, young or old:

Click to learn more: http://Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 https://a.co/d/fEFrCQm

I hope you’ll consider learning more about Clara, too!

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