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Land of Promise (Ellis Island #2)

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Irish immigrant Rose Carney has a difficult life in Chicago. She’s working to help pay for her mother’s and sisters’ passages, dealing with her father’s drinking problem, and worrying about her brothers’ involvement in questionable activities. Rose becomes committed to a campaign to clean up Chicago and fight for world peace, but she knows her family responsibilities come...more
ebook, 176 pages
Published November 27th 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published 1993)
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1902 Chicago. When 15 year old Rose is reunited with her brothers and father, she is happy to see them and eager to find a way to send for her mother and two little sisters. Quickly, Rose discovers that raising money for the tickets is not the only problem. Her father has started drinking and her brothers' involvment with Irish politics. Somehow she must find a way to raise the needed money while keeping her family out of trouble.

Interesting story with a lot of information about Chicago po...more
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I loved these books growing up!
The story seems unfinished.
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Author of more than one hundred books, Joan Lowery Nixon is the only writer to have won four Edgar Allan Poe Awards for Juvenile Mysteries (and been nominated several other times) from the Mystery Writers of America. Creating contemporary teenage characters who have both a personal problem and a mystery to solve, Nixon captured the attention of legions of teenage readers since the publication of h...more
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