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.