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Mother Jones and her army of Mill Children

by Winter, Jonah, 1962-

Format: Print Book 2020
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A stunning picture book about Mary "Mother" Jones and the 100 children who marched from Philadelphia to New York in a fiery protest against child labor.

Here's the inspiring story of the woman who raised her voice and fist to protect kids' childhoods and futures-- and changed America forever. Mother Jones is MAD, and she wants you to be MAD TOO, and stand up for what's right! Told in first-person, New York Times bestelling author, Jonah Winter, and acclaimed illustrator, Nancy Carpenter, share the incredible story of Mother Jones, an Irish immigrant who was essential in the fight to create child labor laws. Well into her sixties, Mother Jones had finally had enough of children working long hours in dangerous factory jobs, and decided she was going to do something about it. The powerful protests she organized earned her the name "the most dangerous woman in America." And in the Children's Crusade of 1903, she lead one hundred boys and girls on a glorious march from Philadelphia right to the front door of President Theodore Roosevelt's Long Island home.

Open this beautiful and inspiring picture book to learn more about this feminist icon and how she inspired thousands to make change.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A doughty white-haired woman, arms akimbo, nearly steps off the opening page of this book: "My name is Mother Jones,/ and I'm MAD./ And you'd be MAD, too, if you'd/ seen what I've seen." Using Jones's folksy voice, Winter whirls readers into descriptions of abominable working conditions, where "children YOUR AGE... worked like grown-ups." To protest, Jones leads a march of child mill workers in 1903 from Pennsylvania to the Long Island summer home of President Theodore Roosevelt. Though the march doesn't trigger immediate action, over the next 40 years, the cause prevails through legislation. Carpenter's illustrations adroitly capture both the grim reality of children at work and the irresistible hope of people coming together to demand change. Supplemental materials note that "worldwide, there are 215 million child workers" yet today. Ages 4--8. (Feb.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Jones, -- Mother, -- 1837-1930 -- Juvenile literature.
Jones, -- Mother, -- 1837-1930.
Women labor leaders -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Labor movement -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Child labor -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Child labor -- Government policy -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Child labor -- Juvenile literature.
Child labor -- History.
Labor movement.
Women labor leaders.
United States.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.
Publisher New York City :2020
Contributors Carpenter, Nancy, illustrator.
Audience Age: 4-8.
K to Grade 3.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 x 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780449812914
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