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Immigrant Kids

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Staff Pick

Russell Freedman has been meticulously documenting children's history for over 20 years. The inspiration for Immigrant Kids came from an exhibition of photographs called "Street Kids: 1864–1977," held at the New York Historical Society in 1978. Once again, an underprivileged class of people has been given a voice in narrative and pictures.
Recommended by Mary Z., Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"A refreshingly un-woeful introduction to the experience of being a young urban immigrant around the turn of the century. . . . photos make the scenes real and recollections of immigrant childhoods give them a personal dimension . . . Concise, graphic, and designed in every respect to catch and hold the reader's interest".--Kirkus Reviews. An ALA Notable Book; NCSS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies.

Synopsis:

America meant "freedom" to the immigrants of the early 1900s—but a freedom very different from what they expected.  Cities were crowded and jobs were scare.  Children had to work selling newspapers, delivering goods, and laboring sweatshops.  In this touching book, Newberry Medalist Russell Freedman offers a rare glimpse of what it meant to be a young newcomer to America.

About the Author

Russell Freedman is the author of over thirty-five nonfiction books.  His works have received many awards, among them the Robert F. Silbert Award, a Newberry Medal, and a Newberry Honor.  He was recently awarded the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award for his contributions to the work of children's literature.  He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140375947
Author:
Freedman, Russell
Publisher:
Pearson Scott Foresman
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
History - United States/General
Subject:
Emigration and immigration
Subject:
Immigration and emigration
Subject:
Children of immigrants
Subject:
United States Emigration and immigration.
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
no. 6332
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
10.00x7.91x.23 in. .58 lbs.
Age Level:
07-11

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Russell Freedman has been meticulously documenting children's history for over 20 years. The inspiration for Immigrant Kids came from an exhibition of photographs called "Street Kids: 1864–1977," held at the New York Historical Society in 1978. Once again, an underprivileged class of people has been given a voice in narrative and pictures.

"Synopsis" by ,

America meant "freedom" to the immigrants of the early 1900s—but a freedom very different from what they expected.  Cities were crowded and jobs were scare.  Children had to work selling newspapers, delivering goods, and laboring sweatshops.  In this touching book, Newberry Medalist Russell Freedman offers a rare glimpse of what it meant to be a young newcomer to America.

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