“If you’re going to a march, you’re going to want a sign”–and this cheerful, introductory handbook. Inspired by author Martha Freeman’s own experiences, it addresses many of the questions kids might have: What should I wear? How will I get there? Where can I go to the bathroom? Is it okay to dance? (It is!). All the while the text focuses on our Constitutional right as Americans to assemble . . . whatever our political point of view.
Martha worked as a newspaper reporter, copy editor, substitute teacher, college lecturer, advertising copywriter and magazine writer before finding her true calling as a writer of children’s books. She has since written 31 books for children of all ages.
Fun facts: Martha has not owned a working television in 35 years.
Martha is mostly a vegetarian but makes an exception on Thanksgiving. She always remembers to thank the turkey.
One of Martha’s few talents is making piecrust.
On good days, Martha writes a poem before breakfast (but after coffee).
Martha’s favorite book is War and Peace. No, she did not write that one.
Violet (Jung Ah) Kim received a BFA degree in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and is the illustrator of Earth Day, Birthday! (Two Lions) and The Little Gray Bunny (Charlesbridge). She lives in Seoul, South Korea.
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