Kids on Strike!

From the mid-1800's through the early 1900's child labor was exploited in mines, mills, factories and on the streets. "Kids on Strike" provides an inside look at the individual lives and events that controlled young people's lives. From the 13 hour work days in the Lowell, Massachusetts mills, through the experiences in the coal mines, young people acted, protested, banded together and went out on strike. Based on accurate and detailed research, the book vividly portrays what it took for the passing of child labor laws in the U.S. A clear time-line of child labor laws and excellent notes at the end of chapters support the stories as do the powerful photos of children at work and on strike. Honor Book for Older Children, 2000.

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