Mother Jones and Her Army of Mill Children illustrated by Nancy Carpenter Random House (Schwartz and Wade) 2020
Junior Library Guild Selection
Two Starred Reviews...!
*"A stellar introduction to an important and ongoing social issue." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) Read the review
*"Told in Mother Jones' first-person, rabble-rousing voice, this does an excellent job explaining the issues and detailing what happened as the marchers battled heat, exhaustion, and lack of funds. It may surprise young readers that by the end, only a few children were left and there were no immediate concrete results. Winter plays this not as a defeat, but the start of a movement that would eventually result in child labor laws.Younger readers might be a bit disappointed, but Winter's affirmative text, paired with Carpenter's dramatic art featuring an insistent Mother, dramatically demonstrate both the injustice and determination." (Booklist, starred review)
"Winter’s words will encourage young activists to fight for what is right.... An inspiring story about the fight against child labor." (School Library Journal)