Disaster of the Irish Potato Famine
Subtitled, Irish Immigrants Arrive in America, this full-color illustrated text provides young readers with an understanding of the significant events which occurred in Ireland that influenced the growth and development of the US. Children often struggle to understand just how much our society has been shaped by the influx of immigrants from around the globe. While brief and narrowly focused, this small book helps young Americans comprehend the value of immigrant populations, past and present. A tiny book with a timely and powerful message. Measures 7”x 8 ½”. 24 pgs, pb. ~ Mike
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 curriculam and will provide a dynamic reading experience.