Celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Women's March with this delightful multigenerational picture book about female empowerment.
Lina notices her grandmother knitting with pink yarn and soon learns that she’s making special hats to wear at an important march to celebrate women and their rights. Even though she sometimes feels small, Lina learns how to knit her own pink hat, and her confidence begins to build. When Lina and her family join the Women’s March in Washington, DC, she is energized by the crowd and the sea of pink hats. It’s amazing to see so many people all knitted together! And as Lina marches, she feels much bigger than she ever has before.
Celebrate the importance of the Women’s March with young children in Virginia Zimmerman’s and Mary Newell DePalma’s remarkable and empowering story about one girl’s journey from knitting a hat to making a difference.
Virginia Zimmerman is a professor of English at Bucknell University as well as a children’s book author. Her middle grade novel, The Rosemary Spell, was published in 2015. This is her first picture book. She grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, and now lives with her family in Pennsylvania.
Mary Newell DePalma has illustrated twenty picture books and has authored seven, including the IRA/CBC Children’s Choice winner A Grand Old Tree and the Bank Street College of Education’s Best Books choice Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle. In her long and varied illustration career, Mary has drawn just about everything, including eyeballs, cans of shrimp, mice, matchsticks, and dogs in swimsuits. She lives in Boston.