Saturday, July 22, 2017

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


On Our Way to Oyster Bay: Mother Jones and Her March for Children's Rights
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Felicita Sala
Kids Can Press, 2016. Informational Picture Book.

I am inspired by individuals who see a cause and fight for it. The most vulnerable groups who don't have the ability to stand up for their own rights need others to represent their cause. I have always been an advocate children and their rights. It is unbelievable to think of time when children were put to work in factories and it was not required that they were educated. Education is power! I believe every child is entitled to an opportunity to be provided with an education.

Kullings description of Mary Harris also known as "Mother" Jones was inspiring to me. Mother Jones saw that children shouldn't be working in these factories. She organized a march to Oyster Bay to visit President Theodore Roosevelt in his summer home. During their march they stopped in New York City and Mother Jones offered a speech to more than a thousand people. We need more people like Mother Jones to stand up for others!

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