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It takes its title from a speech by the American feminist and socialist Rose Schneiderman who declared 'the worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too.'

Her novels for Clarion include and .

When the mill owners demand more work for less pay, the mill workers decide they've had enough.

"Where do you want the marquee put, mother?"

Look on the second page for the track result performed by Joe Glazer.) Interested students can research additional union songs that the mill workers sang and share them with the class.

6. What feeds your soul?

Explain.2. Read the dedication.

"It's quite right," she said calmly. "Yes, I ordered them. Aren't they lovely?" She pressed Laura's arm. "I was passing the shop yesterday, and I saw them in the window. And I suddenly thought for once in my life I shall have enough canna lilies. The garden-party will be a good excuse."

Breakfast was not yet over before the men came to put up the marquee.

What is their role in the strike?

It was just growing dusky as Laura shut their garden gates. A big dog ran by like a shadow. The road gleamed white, and down below in the hollow the little cottages were in deep shade. How quiet it seemed after the afternoon. Here she was going down the hill to somewhere where a man lay dead, and she couldn't realize it. Why couldn't she? She stopped a minute. And it seemed to her that kisses, voices, tinkling spoons, laughter, the smell of crushed grass were somehow inside her. She had no room for anything else. How strange! She looked up at the pale sky, and all she thought was, "Yes, it was the most successful party."

Which woman in the story do you admire most?

Cuts to tax credits will condemn millions of hard working people to poverty, while cuts to legal aid will deny them access to justice and basic human rights.

Are the Jarusalises part of Rosa's family?

What role do families play in this story?

The little woman in the gloomy passage seemed not to have heard her. "Step this way, please, miss," she said in an oily voice, and Laura followed her.

Do you agree with their decision to strike?

7. Discuss some examples of prejudice and stereotypes in this novel.

"That's right, miss," said the tallest of the men, a lanky, freckled fellow, and he shifted his tool-bag, knocked back his straw hat and smiled down at her. "That's about it."

At one point, Rosa is "caught up in the excitement of the mob." Why did she get caught up?

Think of a time when a crowd swayed you.

Very pleased to be a part of this group show, opening Friday July 17th 2015:


The inhabitants of 52 Whitbread Road are pleased to announce Bread and Jam, a simple repast and yet a unique exhibition of work by 11 contemporary artists created and exhibited in a gutted and soon to be refurbished house in a typical Victorian terraced street in Brockley.