Special Event for Kids! Ages 6-9!
A picture book inspired by the Long Friday—a real event in Iceland that inspired women around the world to stand up, walk out, and march together for women’s rights
Vera and Mamma are headed out for a march, but it’s not just any march: It’s October 24 in Reykjavík, and on this day in 1975, the women of Iceland took the day off, walked out of their homes and away from their jobs—as farmworkers, butchers, and fisherwomen; wives, daughters, and children—and marched to demand equality and change, chanting: “I dare! I can! I will!” And they did, inspiring and empowering girls and women to make change, not just in their country, but all around the world.
Linda Ólafsdóttir is an award-winning Icelandic children’s book author and illustrator. Her books include Play?, published by Cameron Kids. She lives in Reykjavík with her husband and two children.
Linda Ólafsdóttir photo courtesy of the author.
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 14th, 2023