Labor Day is an American holiday celebrated on the first Monday of September. This day honors those in the workforce who make a difference and support the well-being of our nation. The first time this holiday was officially celebrated was in Oregon in 1887, and it became an official federal holiday in 1894.
A lot of towns and cities have a Labor Day parade, and many businesses close for the day or for the weekend, including the library. This day is a great time to honor anyone who works for a living, including construction crews, city workers, doctors and nurses, farmers, truck drivers, first responders, and so many others.
For more information about Labor Day, please check out this article from the United States Department of Labor.
Books About Laborers
- Sharing the Seasons: A Book of Poems (j 811.008 SHA)
- Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do by Kathryn Heling (jE 331.702 HEL)
- The Deadliest Jobs on Earth by Connie Colwell Miller (j 331.702 MIL)
- Firefighter by Chris Bowman (j 628.9 BOW)
- Hooray for Police Officers by Elle Parkes (jE 363.2 PAR)
- I Can Be Anything by Jerry Spinelli (jE SPI)
- I Want to Be… An Astronaut by Stephanie Maze (jE 629.45 MAZ)
- Jobs for Kids: A Smart Kid’s Q & A Guide by Jeanne Kiefer (j 650.1 KIE)
- Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 (jE 331.8 MAR)
- Strike!: The Farm Workers Fight for Their Rights by Larry Dane Brimner (j 331.89 BRI)
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