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Author:
Pieter Van Raven
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School,Adult
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

The novel is appropriately grim and conveys the hopes and disillusionments of families migrating to California during the Depression. Van Raven's descriptions of such things as the labor of orange picking or the emptiness of the dusty and forlorn great plains are on target as is his telling of th
Author:
Jan Greenberg
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Take a peek behind the scenes of one of America's modern masterpieces: Appalachian Spring. This book tells the story of the three artists who collaborated to create it.
Author:
Susan Sinnott
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An account of the labor, treatment, and accomplishments of Chinese workers on the railroad during the 19th century.
Author:
Pam Munoz Ryan
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A little girl experiences the hardship of immigrating to a new country where she no longer has the status of a Mexican princess, but a Californian laborer.
Author:
Russell Freedman
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Awards:

A documentary of child labor from the photographs of Lewis Hine.
Author:
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Bartoletti highlights the roles that children and young adults played in American labor strikes during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Author:
Deborah Hopkinson
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Hopkinson chronicles the construction of the Empire State building through the eyes of a young boy.
Author:
Emily Arnold McCully
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
This children's book explores the treatment of laborers in factories and the courage of women to stand up for what they deserve.
Author:
William Durbin
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A young boys experience of working on the Transcontinental Railroad. (Part of the My Name Is America series)
Author:
Sherley Anne Williams
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

A poetic look at life as a young cotton field laborer.
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