Which Side Are You On? The Story of a Song - Youth
by George Ella Lyon (author)
Christopher Cardinale (illustrator)
Cinco Puntos Press (2011)
This is the story behind the classic song written in 1931 by Florence Reece, whose husband was a coal miner and union organizer in Kentucky. She wrote it during an attack on their home by thugs trying to stop him from forming a union. This book introduces youth to the issues of working conditions, workers’ rights and economic and social justice. 40 pp.