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Starting from Home: A Writer's Beginnings

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Moving, funny, and thought provoking, Starting From Home reveals the influences that shaped a remarkable person and writer, while opening windows on the world that has shaped us all.

Paperback, 160 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by Backinprint.com (first published August 1st 1988)
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Elizabeth Castro
Aug 08, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading about World War 2, Hitler, and the Great Depression from an immigrant family's perspective. Milton Meltzer dangles the fact that one day he would become a future writer throughout the book.
He shows you his upbringing, hence the book's title, "Starting From Home, A Writer's Beginnings. Be warned that the book just stops and the reader is left hanging, literally.
Milton and his family barely squeak by during the depression. He leaves high school a month early to work in his grandf
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Milton Meltzer has written 110 books, five of which were nominated for the National Book Award. With Langston Hughes, he co-authored A Pictorial History of Black Americans, now in its sixth edition. He received the 2001 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his contribution to children's literature, the 1986 Jane Addams Peace Association Children's Book Award, and the 2000 Regina Medal. He lives in New Y ...more
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