It is September 1895 in New York City. Six years have passed since Tony Petrosino, a 14-year-old Italian immigrant, seized the opportunity to become a photographer. Now, his sister Angelina is 14. She would like more eductation, but Papa has insisted It is September 1895 in New York City. Six years have passed since Tony Petrosino, a 14-year-old Italian immigrant, seized the opportunity to become a photographer. Now, his sister Angelina is 14. She would like more eductation, but Papa has insisted she work full-time.Always her mother's helper, "Gina" starts sewing garments at Sidowski's sweatshop. The work is hard, but when her friend Rosie joins her in the shop and they become friends with Louisa and Judy, the lure of freedom becomes impossible to resist. Wearing stylish clothes and going out to dance halls is not only fun, but a way of seperating from her parent's Old World ways.br>How this conflict is resolved for Gina-and the part Clarissa dale of the Jamestown Dales plays in it-makes for a story both poignant and dramatic.br>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 Settlem ...Continua Nascondi