Featured books by Michelle Markel

Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909

Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909

By: Michelle Markel
Illustrated by: Melissa Sweet
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Biography

In the early 20th century, Clara Lemlick and her family immigrated to the United in search of a better life. The tough garment work in New York City didn't deter Clara who persevered and helped better life for both women and men workers. A simple text combines with mixed media illustrations for a glimpse into early activism and unions.

Dreamer from the Village: The Story of Marc Chagall

Dreamer from the Village: The Story of Marc Chagall

By: Michelle Markel
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Biography, Nonfiction

Artist Marc Chagall’s early life is represented through engaging narrative and illustrations that call to mind Chagall’s own work. A reproduction of one of his paintings is included.

Tyrannosaurus Math

Tyrannosaurus Math

By: Michelle Markel
Illustrated by: Doug Cushman
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction

As soon as he popped out of his shell, the young dinosaur started making a number sentence leading his mother to name him Tyrannosaurus Math (TM). TM introduces readers to a variety of math concepts using recognizable examples. Playful illustrations and a clear presentation allow this engaging book to work on several levels.

When You Grow Up to Vote: How Our Government Works for You

When You Grow Up to Vote: How Our Government Works for You

By: Eleanor Roosevelt, Michelle Markel
Illustrated by: Grace Lin
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction

Eleanor Roosevelt’s 1932 book on citizenship for young people now revised and updated for a contemporary audience. Beginning with government workers like firefighters and garbage collectors, and moving up through local government to the national stage, this book explains that the people in government work for the voter.

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