Thanks to Frances Perkins : fighter for workers' rights (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Thanks to Frances Perkins : fighter for workers' rights

Author: Deborah Hopkinson; Kristy Caldwell
Publisher: Atlanta, GA : Peachtree, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Sometimes, one moment changes a person's life. And that person goes on to change other lives. That's what happened to Frances Perkins. After she witnessed the 1911 catastrophic fire at the Triangle Waist Company, in which one hundred and forty-six people died, she devoted her life to improving conditions for workers. Frances became the first woman to serve in a president's cabinet. As Secretary of Labor under  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Children's books
Biography
picture books
History
Picture books
Biographies
Juvenile works
Livres d'images
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biographies Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Named Person: Frances Perkins; Frances Perkins; Frances Perkins
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Hopkinson; Kristy Caldwell
ISBN: 9781682631362 1682631362
OCLC Number: 1139626366
Description: 36 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Other Titles: Fighter for workers' rights
Responsibility: written by Deborah Hopkinson ; illustrated by Kristy Caldwell.

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Sometimes, one moment changes a person's life. And that person goes on to change other lives. That's what happened to Frances Perkins. After she witnessed the 1911 catastrophic fire at the Triangle Waist Company, in which one hundred and forty-six people died, she devoted her life to improving conditions for workers. Frances became the first woman to serve in a president's cabinet. As Secretary of Labor under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, she helped pass new laws like the 1935 Social Security Act, part of Roosevelt's New Deal. Today, millions of Americans depend on Social Security benefits. Today, we can thank Frances Perkins for her dedication to the ideal of society where no one is left out.

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