Dear America: Hear My Sorrow

Dear America: Hear My Sorrow

by Deborah Hopkinson

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Dear America: Hear My Sorrow by Deborah Hopkinson

Critically acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson's HEAR MY SORROW is now back in print with a beautiful new cover! Fourteen-year-old Angela Denoto and her family have arrived in New York City from their village in Italy to find themselves settled in a small tenement apartment on the Lower East Side. When her father is no longer able to work as a hod carrier, Angela must leave school and find a job in a shirtwaist factory. Despite being disappointed that she had to give up her education, Angela is proud that she is able to help her family. But soon she begins to wonder about the steep price of the American dream, given the dangerous conditions at the factory. Set against the birth of the labor union movement in the early 1900s, Angela finds herself caught up in the drama and turmoil that erupts as the workers begin to strike, protesting the terrible conditions in the sweatshops. In the pages of her diary, Angela records the horrors of the Triangle Factory fire, along with the triumphs and sorrows of the labor movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545455541
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/07/2014
Series: Dear America Series
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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Dear America: Hear My Sorrow 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great i love those kinds of books!!! I only read the sample and really want to read it all if you like histoy you should get it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best series ever! Original ones are the best!