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Author O'Donoghue, Sean, 1984-

Title The disaster of the Irish Potato Famine : Irish immigrants arrive in America (1845-1850) / Sean O'Donoghue.

Publication Info. New York : PowerKids Press, 2016.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Juvenile Nonfiction  J 941.5081 ODO    WORKROOM
 Naper Blvd. Juvenile Nonfiction  J 941.5081 ODO    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Juvenile Nonfiction  J 941.5081 ODO    AVAILABLE
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Description 24 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Spotlight on immigration and migration.
Note Includes index.
Contents Coming to America -- Relying on Potatoes -- Suffering in Ireland -- Homeless and hopeless -- Irish arrive in America -- No Irish need apply -- Hard jobs -- Building strong communities -- Famous Irish Americans -- Irish Americans make their mark.
Summary "This book introduces readers to the Irish potato famine, a period when many Irish people were forced to make a decision: leave their homeland or starve. Readers will learn about the injustices the Irish faced in Ireland, as well as the challenges they faced when they reached the United States. The book also explains the success the Irish found after much hard work, and the legacy they left in America. Primary sources and vivid photographs illustrate captivating text to give readers a deep understanding of the subject. This book is an excellent supplement to social studies curricula and will provide a dynamic reading experience"--Provided by the publisher.
Subject Irish Americans -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Immigrants -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Famines -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Ireland -- History -- Famine, 1845-1852 -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9781508140665 (pbk.)
1508140669 (pbk.)
9781508140696 (library bound)
1508140693 (library bound)
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