Mother Jones and Her Army of Mill Children

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Schwartz & Wade Books
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11.2 X 0.4 X 10.2 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Jonah Winter is the award-winning author of more than forty nonfiction picture books that promote environmental awareness and social and racial justice. Among them are Here Comes the Garbage Barge!; Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality; My Name is James Madison Hemings; Barack; The Founding Fathers!; and Lillian's Right to Vote, a Jane Addams Children's Book Award recipient and Kirkus Prize finalist. Visit him 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.


Praise for Mother Jones and Her Army of Mill Children:

"A stellar introduction to an important and ongoing social issue." --Kirkus, starred review

"Winter's affirmative text, paired with Carpenter's dramatic art featuring an insistent Mother, dramatically demonstrate both the injustice and determination." --Booklist, starred review

"Adroitly capture[s] both the grim reality of children at work and the irresistible hope of people coming together to demand change." --Publishers Weekly

"The theme--that progress is worth fighting for and may not show immediate success--is there for the taking." --The Horn Book

"An engaging topic for starting discussion of child labor in America's past and the worldwide child-labor abuses that continue today." --The Bulletin

Praise for Jonah Winter's Elvis is King!

"Readers will want to pore over this thoroughly engaging volume." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"[A] sly, rollicking picture book bio of Elvis Presley and his rise from mic-shy blond tyke to teen dreamboat with product-infused raven hair who turned his stage-fright trembling into iconic sex appeal" --Bulletin, starred review

Praise for Nancy Carpenter's A Letter to My Teacher

"A valuable lesson in empathy, internalized and paid forward." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Hopkinson's moving epistolary text and Carpenter's emotionally incisive flashbacks chronicle the evolving relationship between an impulsive second grader and her life-changing teacher." --Publishers Weekly, starred review