Over 300,000 attended Stand for Children, June 1, 1996, in Washington, DC, where Edelman spoke eloquently on the importance of putting children first. Now that speech has been adapted and illustrated with pictures of Yorinks' beautifully designed quilts that utilize a wide variety of techniques including "photo transfer onto fabric." The photos chosen reflect an appropriate diversity of ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and special populations. This politically correct coffee-table book has strength and integrity but little to offer a young audience. The adapted text wanders from "you, our children" to every child to "take at least one step for just one child." The impassioned message, the poignant prayer, and the dynamic quilts are all commendable. The work of Stand for Children is vitally important in our often apathetic nation.
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Published May 15, 1998
by Hyperion Books for Children.
Children's Books, Literature & Fiction.