Mother Jones and her Army of Mill Children

The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

  • Words by Jonah Winter.
  • Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter.
  • Published by Schwartz & Wade Books. New York 2020

This book for Children tells the story of the March of the Mill Children led by Mother Jones during July 1903 from Philadelphia to President Roosevelt’s summer mansion in Long Island, New York.

Using many quotes from Mother Jones herself, author Winter describes it as a “true story that will excite budding young activists and pint-sized agitators alike” to fight for social justice.

Mother Jones speaks directly to children in an outraged tone, when describing the exploitative conditions of young…

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