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Sweet America (Jamestown's American Portraits)
Sweet America - Jamestown's American Portraits Author:Steven Kroll It is 1889, Tony Petrosino, a 14 year old from a poor village in Italy, has been in America for two years. — Tony and his family live in a cramped tenement apartment in New York City's Little Italy. His papa has seasonal work laying new streets. His mamma sews garments and makes articicial flowers at home. Tony, his two brothers, and his sister d... more »o what they can do to help.
Tony wants to do better. Struggling with neighborhood gangs and working as a part-time newsboy, he has learned English and graduated from the eighth grade. Now, he wants to continue his education, but his papa, stuck Old World ways, refuses.
Tony must become a full-time newsboy to give more money to the family. Tony wants to rebel, but he is loyal to his family. His decision will begin the widening of his experience.
Jamestown’s American Portraits explores the growth of different generations and cultures through the lives of young boys and girls. These titles are told from a diverse group of boys and girls, coming from different and unique backgrounds that represent America’s own diverse population, spanning from the Jamestown Settlement to the Civil Rights Movement. Titles in this series:
This Generation of Americans: A Story of the Civil Rights Movement, by Fredrick L. McKissack, Jr.
The Road to Freedom: A Story of the Reconstruction, by Jabari Asim
All For Texas: A Story of Texas Liberation, by G. Clifton Wisler
The Worst of Times: A Story of the Great Depression, by James Lincoln Collier
Wind on the River: A Story of the Civil War, by Laurie Lawlor
When I Dream of Heaven: Angelina’s Story, by Steven Kroll (1895 Italian Immigrant in NYC)
An Eye for an Eye: A Story of the Revolutionary War, by Peter and Connie Roop
Sweet America: An Immigrant’s Story, by Steven Kroll
The Corn Raid: A Story of the Jamestown Settlement, by James Lincoln Collier
Revenge of the Aztecs: A Story of 1920s Hollywood, by Susan Beth Pfeffer
To Touch the Stars: A Story of World War II, by Karen Zeinert