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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 scarce. Children had to work selling newspapers, delivering goods, and laboring sweatshops. In this touching tale, Newberry Medalist Russell Freedman offers a rare glimpse of what it meant to be a young newcomer to America.
©1980 Russell Freedman; (P)2008 Penguin

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