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In A Shirtwaist Story, Delia Robinson portrays, through a unique combination of graphic novel and art book, the haunting memories of a relative of the family whose New York sweatshop was destroyed in the notorious 1911 fire in which 146 garment workers perished.

Other Fomite Books by Delia Robinson

The Waters Prevail

Cover and interior artwork




The Annotated Nose

Cover only

Miriam’s Book

About the Author:

Delia Bell Robinson lives in Montpelier, Vermont, where she paints, writes, sings songs, and continues a family tradition creating figural clay whistles.

Interview by Lisa Peet in Bloom

Essay on the Shirtwaist fire and A Shirtwaist Story

Review in Seven Days

Review in The Montpelier Bridge