On Our Way to Oyster Bay: Mother Jones and Her March for Children’s Rights

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Mother Jones was leading a march to Oyster Bay to talk to President Roosevelt about stopping child labor. Along the way, Mother Jones would stop at a town and give a speech to some townspeople and convince them to try to help her. The plot was interesting because even though the author made up some of the main characters, she still kept the real idea of Mother Jones leading many people to the president. I like when Mother Jones takes them places such as a zoo, an amusement park called Coney Island, and a parade in New York City. The cartoon illustrations were not realistic, but I like how the illustrator gives some of the people in the march fancy hats or clothes, and the pictures have a great variety of color. The author uses lots of descriptive words, like when she said that Mother Jones read the daily newspaper in her “soothing Irish lilt.” She must have been a very convincing speaker…she definitely would have changed my mind! Schoolchildren should read this book, because it’s important for us to know how children’s lives used to be.

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Author Monica Kulling • Felicita Sala, Illustrator
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Kids Can Press
Publish Date 2016-09-06
ISBN 9781771383257
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Issue November 2016
Category Children's


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