"Greedy Reads supports and thanks the Parkland students, the children of Baltimore's Cardinal Shehan School and everyone else out there today, showing up and getting it done!"
--posted on Twitter by Greedy Reads, which opened in Baltimore earlier this month.
Many hundreds of thousands participated in the March for Our Lives, held in cities and towns across the country and around the world, including a huge one in Washington, D.C. Sparked by the mass killing of 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on February 14, the marches, led mainly by students, aim to enact stricter gun control laws.
Authors Jenny Han and Raina Telgemeier inspired many to rally under the banner KidLit Marches for Kids. In New York City, reported School Library Journal, "authors, illustrators, agents, editors, and others in the children's literature world march[ed], carrying signs, and supporting the kids they have served throughout their professional careers."