This is an historical account of the women’s strike of 1909, which led to the formation of the Women’s Trade Union League. The book tells the story of how young women working in appalling conditions found the courage to stand up and create change. Named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, We Shall Not Be Moved is empowering and thought-provoking. Dash focuses on key individuals who propelled this strike and were agents for social change, and these women and their struggles are brought to life by Dash’s vivid descriptions. The subject matter, presented in a compelling narrative, draws readers into the texture of early 20th-century life.
The book includes an index, bibliography, and black-and-white photographs. We Shall Not Be Moved is a poignant depiction of how the oppressed can make change by organizing and fighting for what they know in their hearts they deserve.