Momma's Going to March

Momma's Going to March

Written by: Maruno, Jennifer
Illustrated by: Rosas, Vivian
ages 3 to 6 / grades P to 1

We’re going to a peaceful protest because … Momma’s going to march!

Momma’s Going to March follows several children over time as they accompany their mothers to different peaceful protest marches, where they advocate for the environment, freedom, equality, peace and clean water. They help make signs and banners, decorate wagons, carry flags and beat drums. Momma shows them that advocacy can be fun … and that they can do it, too!

With accessible text and engaging artwork, Momma’s Going to March will empower a generation of young activists. Includes an author’s note, brief descriptions of a select number of historical marches, and further information on the use of signs, flags, banners, drums and more in peaceful protests.


Key Text Features

illustrations

author's note

historical note

historical context

We’re going to a peaceful protest because … Momma’s going to march!

Momma’s Going to March follows several children over time as they accompany their mothers to different peaceful protest marches, where they advocate for the environment, freedom, equality, peace and clean water. They help make signs and banners, decorate wagons, carry flags and beat drums. Momma shows them that advocacy can be fun … and that they can do it, too!

With accessible text and engaging artwork, Momma’s Going to March will empower a generation of young activists. Includes an author’s note, brief descriptions of a select number of historical marches, and further information on the use of signs, flags, banners, drums and more in peaceful protests.


Key Text Features

illustrations

author's note

historical note

historical context

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — Aug 6, 2024
Specifications 32 pages | 9 in x 9 in
Written By

JENNIFER MARUNO, retired elementary school principal, is the author of seven novels for middle grade and young adult readers as well as two picture books. Former Vice-President of the CANSCAIP, among other literary roles, Jennifer currently enjoys mentoring other writers. Her latest picture book, While You Sleep, published in 2022 by Pajama Press received starred reviews from Kirkus and Quill and Quire. She lives in Burlington, Ontario.

Illustrated by

VIVIAN ROSAS is a Toronto, Ontario-based queer, Mestizx/Latinx multidisciplinary illustrator, dancer, and muralist. Feminism, empowerment, and diversity are recurring themes in her work. Her goal is to create imagery that expresses a sense of inclusiveness for underrepresented communities. She is the illustrator of Better Connected: How Girls Are Using Social Media for Good by Tanya Lloyd Kyi and Julia Kyi.

Written By

JENNIFER MARUNO, retired elementary school principal, is the author of seven novels for middle grade and young adult readers as well as two picture books. Former Vice-President of the CANSCAIP, among other literary roles, Jennifer currently enjoys mentoring other writers. Her latest picture book, While You Sleep, published in 2022 by Pajama Press received starred reviews from Kirkus and Quill and Quire. She lives in Burlington, Ontario.

Illustrated by

VIVIAN ROSAS is a Toronto, Ontario-based queer, Mestizx/Latinx multidisciplinary illustrator, dancer, and muralist. Feminism, empowerment, and diversity are recurring themes in her work. Her goal is to create imagery that expresses a sense of inclusiveness for underrepresented communities. She is the illustrator of Better Connected: How Girls Are Using Social Media for Good by Tanya Lloyd Kyi and Julia Kyi.

Audience ages 3 to 6 / grades P to 1
Key Text Features

illustrations; author's note; historical note; historical context

Young readers and their families will be inspired to join social movements wherever they take place ... A beautifully illustrated, family-friendly guide to activism.

” —Kirkus Reviews