Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Napoli, Donna Jo. The king of Mulberry Street

Napoli, Donna Jo. The king of Mulberry Street. Wendy Lamb/Random House, 2005 [0-385-75653-9]

It is 1892 and things are bad in Ireland so Dom’s mother smuggles him on a ship to America and tells him to make his way to Mulberry Street and to always listen.. learn by listening. After making his way through Ellis Island, he finds the hard life of an immigrant. One day he hears that people up-town will pay good money for a sandwich at lunch time so he starts a little empire in the street sandwich business. This 245 page book shows the harsh realities of being an immigrant in New York at the turn of the century.


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