Marian Wright Edelman’s Stand for Children, quilts by Adrienne Yorinks
On June 1. 1996, Marian Wright Edelman, the president and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, held a rally at the Lincoln Memorial to encourage people everywhere to Stand for Children®. The anniversary of that day is now celebrated every year as a day for Americans to reconfirm their commitment to children.
A version of Mrs. Edelman’s speech, with its message of hope, faith, and inclusion, is presented in this powerful picture book. With Stand for Children young readers can explore the nation’s commitment to their futures, and their abilities to affect each other’s lives.
Multilayered quilts of fabric and photographs illustrate these inspiring words and reflect the joy, energy, and rich diversity of our nation’s children. 31 pages.
Hardcover published in 1998.