Books: Fiction

Standing Up

Book — Fiction. By Ellen Bravo and Larry Miller. 2021. 284 pages.
This collection of stories highlights the importance of collective struggle, both in the workplace and in the community.

Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Labor, Organizing

As they stand up, slow down, form unions, leave an abusive relationship or just stir up good trouble, the characters in this multi-generation novel entertain and enlighten, make us laugh and rage, and encourage us to love deeply, that we may continue the fight for justice. [From publisher’s description.]

ISBN: 9781734493894 | Hard Ball Press

Praise for Standing Up

So much fiction is about escape and fantasy, but these powerful Tales of Struggle will enrich our real and daily lives. ─Gloria Steinem

What a wonderful story of class, class struggle and regular people. The story is about struggle and change, but also about joy and humor. Great work! ─Bill Fletcher, Jr., author of Solidarity Divided

Great storytelling about standing up to injustice, filled with hope and powered by love and human interdependence, where we tell each other, “Yes, you can,” and tell our oppressors, “No, you won’t.” ─Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance

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