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Mother Jones and Her Army of Mill Children

Mother Jones and Her Army of Mill Children


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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780449812914
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 02/25/2020
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 147,200
Product dimensions: 11.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: NC990L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Jonah Winter has written more than thirty highly acclaimed books for children, including The Secret Project, which received five starred reviews; Mickey Mantle: The Commerce Comet; Lillian's Right to Vote, which received four starred reviews; and You Never Heard of Casey Stengel, called "inspired" by the New York Times Book Review. Learn more at

Nancy Carpenter is the illustrator of many books for children, including A Letter to My Teacher, by Deborah Hopkinson; Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books by Michelle Merckel; and Dear Mr. Washington by Lynn Cullen, called "hilarious and bright, with clever attention to detail," by School Library Journal in a starred review. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can follow her on Twitter (@NancyCarpentr) and Facebook.

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