WEEREAD: 55 Strong

With written testimonials and spontaneous on-the-street interviews, 55 Strong: Inside the West Virginia Teachers’ Strike is a deeply personal account of the circumstances that sparked the 2018 strike and its progress and aftermath. The collection is edited by historian and writer Elizabeth Catte, folklorist Emily Hilliard, and teacher and activist Jessica Salfia. Interspersed with impromptu interviews and photographs from the protest are essays from 14 teachers who participated in the strike and represent eight different West Virginia counties. Spurred into … Continue reading WEEREAD: 55 Strong