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Which Side Are You On?: The Story of a Song

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Which Side Are You On? tells the story of the classic union song that was written in 1931 by Florence Reece in a rain of bullets. It has been sung by people fighting for their rights all over the world.

George Ella Lyon tells this hair-raising story through the eyes of one of Florence's daughters, a dry-witted, pig-tailed gal whose vantage point is from under the bed with her six brothers and sisters. The thugs' bullets hit the thin doors and windows of the company house and the kids lying low wonder whether they're going to make it out of this alive; wonder exactly if this strike will make their lives better or end them.... Graphic novelist Christopher Cardinale brings Florence's triumphant story to life in true rip-roaring union style.

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"Given that many of the same [labor] conditions exist today, only changed by mechanization, the music and lyrics included may well find use in the current generation. Lyon has given today's readers a stirring story." Kirkus Reviews

"It’s a high-stakes account of grace under pressure." -- Publisher's Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 9 - 12
Author George Ella Lyon
Illustrator Christopher Cardinale
ISBN 1941026583
Publication Date Oct 4, 2011
Publisher Cinco Puntos Press
Language English