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Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its LegacyThe Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911 resulted in the deaths of 146 workers. Marrin puts the fire within the context of working conditions, immigration, and the labor movement, including present day factory conditions in the United States and worldwide.
- Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults 2012
- ISBN: 9780375868894
A Light in the Darkness: Janusz Korczak, His Orphans, and the HolocaustA heart-wrenching look at the history of the Warsaw Ghetto, told by comparing the philosophies of Doctor Janusz Korczak, a pediatrician-turned-orphanage-director who championed children's rights, and Adolf Hitler, a racist fanatic whose policies led to the murder and manipulation of children. This masterfully woven story is meticulously documented and asks tough, resonant questions about good and evil.
- Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults 2020
- ISBN: 9781524701208
Years of Dust: The Story of the Dust BowlMarrin begins with the ecology and history of the Great Plains, illuminates the Depression and Dust Bowl years, and then clarifies not only the human mistakes that made conditions ideal for the disaster, but also the continuing threat those same mistakes create today in parts of the world.
- Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults 2010
- ISBN: 9780525420774