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Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award
Rosa’s mother is singing again, for the first time since Papa died in an accident in the mills. But instead of filling their cramped tenement apartment with Italian lullabies, Mamma is out on the streets singing union songs, and Rosa is terrified that her mother and older sister, Anna, are endangering their lives by marching against the corrupt mill owners. After all, didn’t Miss Finch tell the class that the strikers are nothing but rabble-rousers—an uneducated, violent mob? Suppose Mamma and Anna are jailed or, worse, killed? What will happen to Rosa and little Ricci? When Rosa is sent to Vermont with other children to live with strangers until the strike is over, she fears she will never see her family again. Then, on the train, a boy begs her to pretend that he is her brother. Alone and far from home, she agrees to protect him . . . even though she suspects that he is hiding some terrible secret. From a beloved, award-winning author, here is a moving story based on real events surrounding an infamous 1912 strike.
We Demand the Right to Bread, as Well as to Roses!
The Bread and Roses strike of is one of the most powerful examples of women workers overcoming national boundaries and language barriers in order to successfully confront bosses and police. It is an example of young women who, far from the stereotype of fragile femininity, fought and won. It is an example of labor organizing across gender, ethnic and language boundaries— usually boundaries that divide the working class. The Bread and Roses strike occured in the context of a wave of labor mobilizations and strikes, particularly in the textile industry. In , women workers in Chicago organized for a shorter work day and better work conditions. In this context of labor struggle, on January 11, , predominantly women textile workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts went on a strike that lasted nine weeks. At its peak, 30, people were on strike.
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Strike for Bread and Roses. In , a new Massachusetts state law went into effect reducing the work week of women and children from 56 to 54 hours.
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Vocabulary: Know the following vocabulary terms: glowering, rabble-rousers, reckon, hastily, pandemonium, brute, tenements, hightail, jovial, militia, boisterous, impiety, solidarity, ricocheted, prominent, scant, wheedle, envelop, stupor, riveted. Comprehension: Bread and Roses, Too Content 1. Identify the main characters in the novel. List at least three character traits for each of the main characters. List at least two themes from the novel.