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YOU are a young Irish immigrant moving to New York in 1846. You have no money, no job, and your whole family back home is counting on you to help them through the terrible potato famine. Will you succeed?
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Capstone Press (first published August 2007)
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Ch_beth Rice
In Irish Immigrants in America, the reader is in charge of the story’s outcome. Author Elizabeth Baum’s book is reminiscent of the “choose your own adventure books” of the 1980’s. The story is told in 2nd person narrative (“you see the coastline” etc.). and allows the reader to be the Irish immigrant coming to the United States. The first choice the reader must make is where to travel to, New York, Philadelphia, or Massachusetts. Other choices include whether to go to the pub, what job to apply ...more
Abby Johnson
*** In an interesting approach to history books, the You Choose series uses a choose-your-own-adventure style in this nonfiction book. The book begins with the reader arriving in America on a boat. From there, you can choose to follow new friends to New York or Lowell, MA or you can continue on as planned to Philadelphia where your cousin lives. As you make each choice, the story changes. You can choose which job to take, whether to learn about unions or colleges, whether to visit the doctor or ...more
This is a middle grade book about Irish immigrants in the 1840's, and it's an "interactive" adventure. The reader is placed on a ship full of immigrants on the day you arrive in New York. You're immediately presented with a choice -- will you stay in New York, or go to Massachusets or Philadelphia wiht friends you met on the voyage? Depending on your choice, you turn to a specific page in the book, where your story continues. Then you're presented with another choice, and another, and another. S ...more
Not as exciting to the kids as the WWII book by the same author, but still gives insight into how hard life was for immigrants in the 1800's. With Irish immigrants on both sides of my family, I want them to get a small sense of the struggles at the time. Also gives a chance to introduce the importance of labor unions and talk about child labor.
It was interesting and I enjoyed it. I read it because my students have been raving about it.
Interesting concept, even if I died of typhus.
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As a child, I loved writing reports. For me, doing research has always been a kind of treasure hunt. My treasures are the facts that create pictures of past worlds and faraway places. I've put those facts into nearly 100 biographies, histories, and science books for young readers. I've also written two picture books - Cedric and the Dragon and The Christmas Star, and several interactive adventures ...more
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