Deborah Hopkinson is the award-winning author of numerous critically acclaimed picture and chapter books, including Keep On!, Sweet Land of Liberty, Under the Quilt of Night, and Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York 1880-1924.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, she will talk about a real life heroine Frances Perkins who has changed many American lives. After Frances Perkins witnessed the Triangle Waist Factory fire in 1911, she was forever changed. While some activists pressed factory owners for change, Frances decided to work to bring about new laws that would force employers to treat people better and make workplaces safer. She became Secretary of Labor in Roosevelt’s administration—the first woman cabinet member—Frances had the opportunity to make real her bold vision of a country where no one was left out. As a result of the Social Security program that she created, we have built a society where we help one another.
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