Come discuss one of the greatest avoidable tragedies in American history—the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire—which radicalized huge swaths of New York City to fight for the rights of workers. Visit part of The Armory Show at 100 exhibition and look at artifacts from this time of activism and upheaval. Ages 9–12.
About Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and its Legacy
Award-winning author Albert Marin earned multiple starred reviews for this gripping account of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911. Marrin takes readers through the conditions and events that lead up to the fire, through the fire itself, and through the legacy the fire left us. This is more than a story of a tragedy, it is a story of what America was like on the eve of World War I, and the historic actions of working class people, many of them women, rising up and demanding their rights.
About the Monthly Reading into History Book Club
Each month families read a historical fiction or nonfiction book and participate in on-line discussions with authors, educators, and other families. Get ideas for discussion, ask authors questions, and visit the History Detectives blog! At the end of each month, families can attend a Book Wrap event where they will share reactions to the book, see cool museum artifacts and documents related to the book, meet other history detectives, and even the authors! Past authors have included Walter Dean Myers, Neela Vaswani, and Donna Jo Napoli.
About the History Detectives blog
Hear from book club authors, find out about some do-it-yourself projects, and learn about all the cool stuff in the New-York Historical Society's collection at this blog for young historians! New content each week, this blog is written for parents and kids.