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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: This is a very detailed historical account of the use of children as workers. Meltzer profiles child labor during the time of slavery, in mills & mines, children as migrant workers, & efforts to deal with abuses. The focus is on America, but there is some information about conditions in other countries. Source notes, bibliography, & index. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: In a history of the ongoing struggle against the exploitation of child laborers, young workers describe their experiences in sweatshops, on farms, and in the fast-food business, in a study that includes advice on ensuring one's rights upon joining the workforce.

From Booklist: Gr. 6-up. It's the subtitle that tells us what this extraordinary book is about, and there's no mistaking Meltzer's anger at the abuses of power and disregard for human life and dignity he discovered during his research process. Even so, emotions never supersede the facts. Writing as lucidly as ever, Meltzer surveys the long history of child labor--from ancient times to the present--exploring the reasons kids work, what's been done to protect young workers, and how "the universal belief in the goodness of work" ironically became and, in some instances, still is a justification for human exploitation. Through the words of the concerned and of the children they have sought to protect--slaves, chimney sweeps, sweatshop workers, fruit pickers, fast-food workers--he brings the abuse shockingly close. Although he recognizes that some young people must work and others simply want to (he presents a series of questions designed to help kids clarify their rights as workers), he makes it clear that he sees education as the major business of youth, and he includes a look at what the government and the educational community can do to strengthen that priority and to improve the lot of the working young. Quotes and statistics are not individually documented, but Meltzer provides chapter notes and an extensive bibliography that can be used to research the subject further. With 35 photographs planned, this is a relevant, passionate, consciousness-raising book that airs the bitter truth about a shameful American secret. Stephanie Zvirin

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