Missing from Haymarket Square by Harriette Robinet follows twelve-year-old Dinah and her two friends during the protests in Chicago’s Haymarket Square 125 years ago.
When Dinah’s father (a union organizer) disappears, she and her friends start to investigate. When they find he has been imprisoned by Pinkerton detectives, they make plans to free him. Meanwhile, events in the city develop from a strike to a protest to a riot to retaliation.
The book is an interesting introduction to a bit of Chicago history known around the world. Although we don’t have any children’s nonfiction specifically about the Haymarket tragedy, you can find some information about it in our books on Illinois history.