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

Though eight year old Aidan and his friend Gussie want to go to school, like many other children in 1903, they work twelve hours, six days a week, at a cotton mill in Pennsylvania instead So when the millworkers decide to go on strike, the two friends join the picket line Maybe now life will change for them But when a famous labor reformer named Mother Jones comes to heThough eight year old Aidan and his friend Gussie want to go to school, like many other children in 1903, they work twelve hours, six days a week, at a cotton mill in Pennsylvania instead So when the millworkers decide to go on strike, the two friends join the picket line Maybe now life will change for them But when a famous labor reformer named Mother Jones comes to hear of the millworkers demands, she tells them they need to do than just strike Troubled by all she had seen, Mother Jones wanted to end child labor But what could she do Why, organize a children s march and bring the message right to President Theodore Roosevelt at his summer home in Oyster Bay, of course
On Our Way to Oyster Bay Mother Jones and Her March for Children s Rights Though eight year old Aidan and his friend Gussie want to go to school like many other children in they work twelve hours six days a week at a cotton mill in Pennsylvania instead So when the

  • Title: On Our Way to Oyster Bay: Mother Jones and Her March for Children's Rights
  • Author: Monica Kulling Felicita Sala
  • ISBN: 9781771383257
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. These days, "child labor" is associated with certain countries. Iqbal is an iconic character in children's books in terms of child labor and violation of children's rights. Sometimes my students also respond child labor issue as others' issue. This book reminds that America also had time a period that children "worked 13 hours day, six days a week" in 1903. Mother Jones says " They work while other children go to school, play games and enjoy life." Those children worked in factories and mills. " [...]

    2. Mother Jones's march to end child labor told through the stories of two children who want to go to school instead of working. Kulling's book is fascinating and a great way to teach children about an important historical figure who I don't remembering about in school. I had never heard of Mother Jones and the march to Theodore Roosevelt's home in Oyster Bay to end child labor. I love Kulling's connection to modern events in the afterword with making readers away that child labor still exists in p [...]

    3. I was attracted to this book after reading the summary - I wanted to know more about Mother Jones and her role in history. It was a great introduction to this fascinating lady and I have now decided to look further in to her life after reading the book. The images and style used in the book fit the description and time being perfectly.

    4. Often, youngsters in today's classrooms assume that child labor issues are far removed from their world, and that only so-called "third world countries" rely on child labor. Of course, that isn't the case at all, and even many of the products we buy today have been produced through the labor of children. This book tells the history of child labor practices in the United States through historical fiction. Although labor activist Mother Jones might be a surprising subject for a children's book set [...]

    5. This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily!Hello, friends! Today, we read On Our Way To Oyster Bay: Mother Jones And Her March For Children’s Rights, written by Monica Kulling and illustrated by Felicita Sala, a biographical picture book about Mary Harris Jones, a children’s and workers’ rights activist at the turn of the century (JJ and I were fortunate enough to win this book in a giveaway by GoodReads!). Aidan and Gussie are bo [...]

    6. Uses the point of view of two fictional children to explain the story of Mother Jones' march for children's rights, a major event of the labor movement. Story is told in simple text, with more explanations in the end matter which might be useful for older kids.However, illustrations feature almost exclusively white people. And in the end matter there is some mention of locations where child labor is still being exploited today, such as Pakistan. I would have also liked to see a mention of child [...]

    7. The 20th century child-labor activist Mother Jones is introduced in this picture book offering. Fictional cotton mill workers Aidan, 8 yrs old, and his friend Gussie participate in Mother Jones' epic march in 1903. The march was intended to get the attention of President Theodore Roosevelt and the public on the subject of child labor. The story follows the children and two hundred others as they march from Pennsylvania to Oyster Bay, New York, with stops in New York City and Coney Island. Charmi [...]

    8. Good points:Excellent introduction to Mother Jones and her cause. To be honest, I had never heard of her before and found her fascinating.Told from a kid’s point of view, allowing children to relateTakes others’ problems, like child labor, and reminds us that Americans have dealt with the same issuesVery good artwork, detailed and added to the storyIncludes factual information for parents/adults at the endGives a call to action encouraging children that they can make a difference in the worl [...]

    9. ON OUR WAY TO OYSTER BAY: MOTHER JONES AND HER MARCH FOR CHILDREN'S RIGHTWritten by Monica Kulling Illustrated by Felicita SalaSeptember 6, 2016; 36 PagesKids Can PressGenre: children's, picture book, history, children's right(I received an ARC from the EDELWEISS in exchange for an honest review.)★★★★1/2Mother Jones, Mary Harris Jones, was a teacher and also a dressmaker. After the loss of her husband, children and dress shop, Mary started to work with labour organizations and became a c [...]

    10. This is an important book. Children need to understand what child labor is, when it happened in the United States and that it still happens today in other countries. This is a fictional account of a real event. On July 7, 1903, Mary Harris Jones organized a march from Philadelphia to New York to protest child labor. In this story, two young factory workers, Aidan and Gussie, join the march. They work twelve hours/day six days/week. They stand no chance of getting out of poverty without an educat [...]

    11. Mother Jones was a rebel rouser, and didn't take any sh*t from anyone. When others grew scared, she would just keep on a marching. In this book, despite all odds, she does just that.And while I love history told this way, I just didn't feel that this told the story in the best way possible. Being told from a child's perspective was good, but there was a disappointment at the end when they didn't meet with Teddy Roosevelt. Mother Jones says that they have made a difference, but you don' t get the [...]

    12. Historical non-fiction for children is one of my favorite genres. I am usually excited to read any and all books for children and teens that tell a compelling story about real-world events. While On Our Way To Oyster Bay has beautiful drawings and good intentions it did not draw me in. The children in the story felt flat with little personality and there was barely a sense of excitement or build-up to the end. There was not enough narrative and especially since this book is being marketed to chi [...]

    13. This latest book in the Citizen Kid series is a fictionalized story about the real-life action organized by Mother Jones, a march from Kensington, Pennsylvania to the home of President Roosevelt in Oyster Bay, Long Island to confront him about labor's exploitation of children. Roosevelt refused to see them but the march influenced the passage of child labor laws. The story is told from the perspective of two young factory workers. Good, accessible historical fiction about an important event for [...]

    14. Right from the beginning, I was captured by the beautiful illustrations. CitizenKid books are always wonderful and educational. This is the wonderful story of Mother Jones and her contributions to child labor laws in the early 1900s. The text mainly follows two children, Aidan and Gussie, as they March to then President Roosevelts summer home in Oyster Bay in hopes of some recognition and changes. I would definitely include this book in a social studies unit about child labor.* I received an ARC [...]

    15. This is a book I'll be adding to my U.S. history read-alouds list for my fifth grade students!It brings Mother Jones to an appealing level - students have been turned off by the photo of her on the cover of Penny Coleman's "Mother Jones and the March of the Mill Children" but once they read this, I may be able to get them interested in her book.I admire Kulling's history books for youngsters!

    16. It's hard to imagine that just a century ago, hard factory work was just a regular part of the day for some children. Children may be surprised to see that this sort of world wasn't too different from our own. I'm grateful for this book about workers' rights. Mother Jones is an unsung hero, and this well-illustrated book shows us just a glimpse at her prolific career in labor justice.I received this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

    17. This picture book features the true story of Mother Jones who organized a protest march to demand an end to child labor. This inspiring event happened 100 years ago and is a continual fight. Young readers ages seven to nine will be reminded to fight for what they believe.

    18. Over 1000 words, without the back-matter. Good back-matter info. The part where the children look at wild animals had no intro. Also, palm trees were in the background and seemed out of place in Coney Island.

    19. I just wanted to bring some context to the news site Mother Jones, and this was quick and eye-opening. Good back matter; great for a second grade class or so.

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