A moving, fictionalized account of a march that raised awareness about child labor.
Eight-year-old Aidan and his friend Gussie have joined the picket line at the cotton mill to demand the chance to go to school instead of work. But when famous labor reformer Mother Jones arrives, she has an even bolder idea than a strike. She wants to lead them on a march from Pennsylvania all the way to President Theodore Roosevelt’s summer home in Oyster Bay, New York!
This inspiring tale is a tribute to the extraordinary spirit of Mother Jones, and a testament to the power of standing up for what’s right, no matter how old you are.
On Our Way to Oyster Bay is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.
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CitizenKid is a collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens. The collection aims to make complex global issues accessible for children ages 8 to 12, and covers topics such as water conservation, biodiversity, food security, microlending, citizenship, global awareness and more. Each book provides information and resources to inspire children to make a difference, both locally and globally.
Titles in collection: 100 Ways to Make the World a Better Place, 111 Trees, The Banana-Leaf Ball, Child Soldier, The Elephant Keeper, The Global Ocean, The Good Garden, How to Build Your Own Country, If America Were a Village, If the World Were a Village, The International Day of the Girl, Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea, Mimi's Village, On Our Way to Oyster Bay, One Hen, One Well, Planet Ark, Razia's Ray of Hope, The Red Bicycle, Ryan and Jimmy, That's Not Fair!, This Child, Every Child, Tree of Life, A Voice for the Spirit Bears, Walking for Water.