Does anyone know any children's books about unions, collective action or even just exploitation of workers and class conflict? The more union related the better. They can be anything from picture books to YA, though I'm hoping for stuff appropriate for late primary school or early high school. I'd especially love to find some good Australian ones.
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"The House That Was Eureka" by Nadia Wheatley. I just Googled it to find a blurb for you and am in the middle of reading a fascinating set of interviews about the period here: http://www.abc.net.au/ourplace/nati
Thanks for the link. The interviews look fascinating :)
I think The House that was Eureka is bit old for the age group I'm aiming for, which is a pity, as it's a lovely book. I think that Nadia Wheatley's picture book My Place has some relevant class conflict in it, so I'm going to check that out.
Ashes of Roses by Mary Jane Auch is an excellent young adult book that covers some of the issues you mentioned (worker exploitation and union organizing, especially.) Here is some more info about it from the Random House web site: http://www.randomhouse.com/teachers/cat
I hope this is helpful. :-)
Edited at 2010-07-28 03:04 am (UTC)