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JUST CALL ME JOE
Custer, WA : Orca, 2003.
IL 3-6, RL 5.0
the early years of the 20th century, immigrants from all over the world
flooded to Ellis Island in New York seeking a better life. Ten-year-old
Joseph and his older sister Anna and two of these immigrants. They
have left Russia behind and hope to earn enough to bring their parents
to America soon. Living with Aunt Sophie who they have never met
is much different than they had imagined. The apartment is small
and they share space with a mean boarder. Anna works long hours at
the factory and Joseph is placed in first grade since he doesn't know English.
He also gets involved with some street kids who steal and lie and don't
go to school. Will America offer these two a better life?
Immigrants -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
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