Clara Lemlich showed “grit” and a “Growth Mindset” went she started her
job as a garment worker to earn money for her immigrant family who had
just moved to New York City. Girls like Clara were hired in factories, they
were paid poorly, and their working conditions were sub standard. Clara
didn’t just bemoan the fact that factory conditions were inferior, she fought
and worked hard to change them. This is her story. My study guide packet
for students includes reading comprehension strategies, critical thinking and
post reading activities.