Former DC Jobs with Justice organizer Lillian Walker Shelton (left) has just published Emilia’s Song, a sci-fi novel in which “workers' rights, fair wages, and feminism are woven throughout,” Walker Shelton tells Union City. A member of the DC chapter of the Coalition of Union Women (CLUW), Walker Shelton says her book was inspired by a 2008 visit to a banana plantation in Guatemala, where “I also learned about women who worked in textile factories and were part of the textile workers union.” In the novel, available on Amazon Kindle -- visit emiliassong.com or amazon.com -- four ethnically diverse women, suffering from their own internal turmoil, meet on a delegation in Guatemala. Walker Shelton mixes social justice, gender issues, and religion “to produce a story of passion and empathy.”
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