My Name Is America The Journal of Finn Reardon A Newsie New York City 1899

my name is america finn reardon

When his father dies, Finn Reardon must support his family by selling newspapers on the streets of Manhattan, where he finds himself in the middle of the Newsie Strike of 1899.

When Finn Reardon's father dies, he decides to support his mother and eight siblings by peddling newspapers on the streets corners of New York City. But when the two biggest newspaper publishers, Hearst and Pulitzer, raise the wholesale price that Finn and his friends pay for the papers they sell, the boys band together and go on strike. Susan Campbell Bartoletti brings humor and wit to this classic David and Goliath struggle between the Newsies and the newspaper publishers.---from the publisher

160 pages                          978-0439188944                     Ages 9-13

Keywords:  historical fiction, journal, New York City, jobs, newspaper boys publishers, strikes, 19th century, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, part of a series

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