What a thrill. The book, which tells how activist Clara Lemlich led one of the most historic strikes in U.S. history, has received stars from Kirkus, Booklist and School Library Journal.
It was selected by the Junior Library Guild, acclaimed at Richie's List, chosen as an Inspired Recommendation for Kids from Indie Booksellers, and as one of Amazon's Best Picture Books of the Month.
My sincere thanks to Melissa Sweet and Balzer & Bray.
On this day I'm also thinking of my father, who was once president of his machinist union, and an avid supporter of my writing. I know he'd be proud.
Finally, I can't resist this wonderful quote from President Obama's inaugural speech:
"We know that America thrives when every person can find independence and pride in their work; when the wages of honest labor liberate families from the brink of hardship."