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Immigrant Kids
     

Immigrant Kids

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by Russell Freedman
 

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Text and contemporary photographs chronicle the life of immigrant children at home, school, work, and play during the late 1880s and early 1900s.

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Text and contemporary photographs chronicle the life of immigrant children at home, school, work, and play during the late 1880s and early 1900s.

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Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Renowned photo-essayist Freedman has written two books, Kids at Work and Immigrant Kids, that speak to children through engaging text and pictures. Immigrant Kids captures images of newly arrived children at work, play and learning. Children can extend their appreciation of these books by collecting photographs of their peers to document their own lives at school. These photo-journals can be combined with items representing contemporary lifestyles (e.g. a compact disc, videocassette, computer chip) to create a time capsule that could be stored for future generations attending the same school.
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"A refreshingly un-woeful introduction to the experience of being a young urban immigrant around the turn of the century...Concise, graphic, and designed in every respect to catch and hold the reader's interest."—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780780751552
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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"A refreshingly un-woeful introduction to the experience of being a young urban immigrant around the turn of the century...Concise, graphic, and designed in every respect to catch and hold the reader's interest."—Kirkus Reviews

Meet 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.

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Immigrant Kids 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Helps children see that not only adults were immigrants. Children get a small picture of what life was like for their ancestors.