On Our Way to Oyster Bay (Hardcover)
Mother Jones and Her March for Children's Rights (CitizenKid)
Kids Can Press, 9781771383257, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
Written by Monica Kulling, with vibrant illustrations by Felicita Sala, this nonfiction picture book uses an entertaining story about fictitious characters to bring a real event in history to vivid life. The actual march raised awareness across North America and contributed to the passage of the first child labor laws. It offers an excellent model for how ordinary people, including children, can make a difference by standing up for what's right. For lesson planning, there's more about Mother Jones, the march and child labor laws at the end of the book. There's also information about child labor today and concrete suggestions for getting involved and helping, making this book perfect for discussions about social justice, activism and citizenship.
About the Author
Felicita is a self-taught illustrator. She studied philosophy and languages in Australia, but then decided she wanted to create pictures. Since moving to Italy, she has worked on a few stop-motion animation projects along with her husband, Gianluca, but her passion lies in making picture books. She gets inspired by nature, children, mid-century illustration, folk art and architecture. She lives in Rome with Gianluca and their daughter, Nina.
Praise For On Our Way to Oyster Bay: Mother Jones and Her March for Children's Rights (CitizenKid)…
Introducing the story of someone fighting for social justice in this non-violent way will kindle awareness and inspire discussion.—CM Magazine
As a classroom read-aloud, combined with discussion, this can be used as an overview of social justice and activism.—School Library Journal
... inspiring and beautifully illustrated ...—Canadian Children's Book News