Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924

  • Title: Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924
  • Author: Deborah Hopkinson
  • ISBN: 9780439375900
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Hardcover
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    ↠ Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924 ☆ Deborah Hopkinson - Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924, Shutting Out the Sky Life in the Tenements of New York In a stunning nonfiction debut award winning author Deborah Hopkinson focuses on five immigrants stories to reveal the triumphs and hardships of early s immigrant life in New York Acclaimed autho

    • ↠ Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924 ☆ Deborah Hopkinson
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    Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924

    About Deborah Hopkinson


    1. I write picture books, nonfiction, and middle grade fiction I love history and visiting schools to talk to young readers My new books in 2018 include ORDINARY, EXTRAORDINARY JANE AUSTEN and D DAY The Invasion that Changed History Recent awards for picture books include the Jane Addams Peace Association Award for STEAMBOAT SCHOOL and the 2017 Green Earth Book Award for FOLLOW THE MOON HOME.My nonfiction includes TITANIC VOICES FROM THE DISASTER, a 2013 Sibert Honor Book and a 2013 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist COURAGE DEFIANCE, Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in WWII Denmark is an Orbis Pictus Recommended Book and won the OCTE Spirit Award for Nonfiction and an Oregon Book Award DIVE is also an Orbis Pictus Recommended Book.My historical fiction title, A BANDIT s TALE, was named a Charlotte Huck recommended book THE GREAT TROUBLE, A MYSTERY OF LONDON, the BLUE DEATH and A BOY CALLED EEL, won an Oregon Spirit Award.My 2017 books included A LETTER TO MY TEACHER and INDEPENDENCE CAKE as well as a story in GUYS READ HEROES and VILLAINS I live in ORegon.


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    1. Life in the Tenements of NY follows the lives of 5 immigrant kids and their families as they try to assimilate, learn the language, become accustomed to the severe living conditions and deal with their older parents and all the road blocks to making it not only in America but in one of the toughest cities in the world As a genealogist, the social history is invaluable, the photographs add enormously to the story and to understanding the minutiae of daily life and allow us to enter their world an [...]

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    2. Good children s level book It could have been clearly sourced but the narrative made the period accessible to those just being introduced to the period

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    3. Shutting Out the Sky by Deborah Hopkins is a historical non fiction book telling the stories of five teenage European immigrants living in the crowded tenements of the Lower East Side in New York City This book tells their stories on how these five European immigrants first lived in the cramped tenements of New York, and what they did to survive The book went through all five of the immigrants stories in the book, went through how life was in these spaces and the Lower East Side of New York, the [...]

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    4. Hopkinson, D 2003 Shutting Out the Sky life in the tenements of New York, 1880 1924 Orchard Bks.Orchard Bks 0 439 37590 8, 17.95Review Source School Library Journal December 2003, Vol 49 Issue 12, p169 169, 1pSOL Correlation From the US History 1885 Present and World History Standards USII.4 The student will demonstrate knowledge of how life changed after the Civil War by e describing the impact of the Progressive Movement on child labor, working conditions, the rise of organized labor, women s [...]

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    5. Were you like me in expecting this book to be written for adults and not middle schoolers I suspect I am not the only oneFor a book aimed at this audience though, I thought it was pretty smart It gives the basics and the central historical events such as Riis How the Other Half Lives and how it opened up a public discourse on the tenements, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire and how it started another discussion on workers rights and safety in the workplace, as well as changes in US immigr [...]

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    6. Although it covers a period in U.S history that began than 125 years ago, Shutting Out the Sky deals with an issue straight from today s headlines immigration The book documents the decades of peak immigration from 1880 1924, when than 23 million people came to America The problems and issues that surrounded immigration then are still relevant today So, too, are the desperate circumstances of the immigrants and their determination to prevail.Hopkinson organizes the book around the stories of f [...]

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    7. A brief look at what it was like for immigrants coming to the United States particularly New York in the late 19th and early 20th century Hopkinson chose five children to follow, and weaves each story throughout the book The book is divided into different sections, and each child contributes a little to each section information on life before coming to America, what they experienced once they got here, how everyday life fell into a routine and what became of each child Loaded with photographs, t [...]

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    8. The way the language is structured and the focus on the experience of immigrant children and their families, though at least one of the stories is of a young man who immigrated to the United States on his own at the age of sixteen makes it obvious that the author intended it for a younger audience, which I didn t realise when I ordered it That said, however, it s still a good read if you re interested in the immigrant experience in New York around the turn of the 20th century, which is why I bou [...]

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    9. Featuring many different characters Hopkinson s book looks to share and understand the tenement housing during 1880 1924 when an influx of immigrants changed the landscape of the city, settled in subpar housing, and took jobs for little pay Similarly, it also showcases the individual struggles of certain ethnicities as they came over with no family in search of the American dream and found dark alleyways with crowded apartments, long work days and dangerous working conditions and a change in die [...]

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    10. Five young people come to America from various places abroad All with the same dream, to find the streets of gold they have all heard about and have a better life This book tells of the dreadful conditions they all find when they arrive Unsanitary, unsafe, and unbelievably cruel are the living and working conditions they find in this land of plenty that they have fought so hard to get to The lesson in this book matches all of our grand mothers words You can do anything if you work hard enough.

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    11. Ages 10 and up Children s LiteratureAn amazing insight of immigrant s lives in the tenements of Manhatten s Lower East Side during the 1880 1924 immigration The stories of 5 immigrants chronologically walk the reader through their dreams and reality of coming to America This book will quiet most readers who think their childhood was or is rough An eye opener and a great piece on U.S history I give this book a 4.5 For those who have been to the Lower East Side of Manhatten, you will now see it in [...]

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    12. A nice introduction on immigration and the history of child labor for upper elementary school aged children Hopkinson features moving accounts of immigrant children from the turn of the 20th century, their struggles in assimilating to a new culture, to help their families survive, and what they made out of their lives A good conversation starter for discussing current issues in immigration.Upper elementary school.

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    13. Crowded rooms, dirty streets, hungry families this is what many people think of when tenements come to mind Deborah Hopkinson writes about these living conditions and also of what life was like before the immigrants arrived at Ellis Island She describes their families and struggles to survive as well as their hopes and dreams for the future.This book follows the lives of specific individuals and what happened to them beyond the tenements.

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    14. Hopkinson s history of life in NYC tenements is short, but vivid Invested in individual stories, she examines the experiences of a handful of young immigrants who arrived in NYC between 1880 and 1924 From there, she looks at their daily lives the places they lived and worked, the foods they ate, the games they played if young children , and the hardships they faced and overcame.

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    15. The real strength of this book lies in the beautifully laid out contemporary photos they do a phenomenal job of making the voices heard throughout the text completely real Hopkinson tells readers what growing up in a tenement on the Lower East Side was like, primarily through the words of four people who later became successful in different fields wrote memoirs.

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    16. Hopkinson creates an excellent balance between telling a story and imparting factual information She personalizes the historical period by following a group of immigrants through common experiences Hopkinson utilizes images well to enhance the text Back matter includes chapter notes, bibliography, further reading, index Great resource for a middle school library.

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    17. Fulfilling children s nonfiction A great way to introduce your child into what real chores and duties children played in families They struggled together, dreamed together and selflessly accomplished a new and better life for future generations

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    18. I enjoyed the photos and the description of the lives of immigrants to NYC s Lower East Side from the point of view of children One of my grandfathers came here alone at age 11 and I thought of him especially while I read this book.

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    19. Good background information on life in the tenements of NYC The author enhanced her historical coverage with primary sources diaries and autobiographies written by young people who lived in the tenements during the time period covered.

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    20. More research material, although this one was much enthralling thanks to the surreal photographs accompanying the stories The author also did her research, bringing us stories of real individuals who might otherwise have been lost to history.

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    21. This was an interesting read, but it wasn t something that I ll rave about It s nonfiction, which isn t my cup of tea, yet I was still intrigued and wanted to keep reading and finish the book So that s something.

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    22. 307.76 HopkinsonThe story of 5 immigrants and their families as they adjust to life in the new world The NYC tenement housing and how each immigrant overcame severe obstacles to make the US there home.

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    23. Read this for my child lit class Loved it Very sad and eye opening stories of those who lived in tenements.

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    24. What was like for the immigrants to American to live in the tenements of New York from 1880 1924

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    25. Good basic book on the subject of immigration and life in the tenements on NYC s Lower East Side Fine for kids, but not the most engaging NF I ve read recently

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    26. Good juvie nonfiction book about the tenements in NYC at the turn of the century Good introduction to the hardships immigrants faced.

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    27. This book made me want to trace my family roots So very, very interesting to learn where our ancestors came from and what life was like for them.

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    28. Although written for juveniles, this is a fascinating look at NYC immigrants from 1880 1920 Gives accounts of daily life and working conditions Easy, interesting read.

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