Margaret Rose, the main character, details the trip, comparing their two weeks in steerage to being sardines in a can. The author mentions some universally recognized places such as Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Fifth Avenue, the Bowery, Washington Square Park, the Hudson River, the East River, Greenwich Village, Governor's Island, Christopher, Chrystie and Broom Streets, and the Asch Building. Rose wants to stay, however, despite an unpleasant experience at a flower-making sweatshop, and Maureen stays with her. The reading is simple but some caution is in order as to the tragedy and the slimey advances of her first boss. What a way to honor and remember those that perished upon that day.
I bought it about two years ago. Don't tell me that these poor immigrant women weren't taken advantage of by pervs who promised a little more money in exchange for something else! Gussie is working with the unions to improve working conditions. But her mother then decides to take her little sister back to Ireland. Then, just as Rose is forming friendships and settling in, a devastating fire forces her, Maureen, and their friends to fight for their lives. The book was published in multiple languages including English language, consists of 250 pages and is available in Paperback format. I value my family and those relationships high above everything else.
But after this, events happen at a rapid pace and are never really settled to my satisfaction. This book could be used in the classroom to talk about not giving up hope, even in the toughest of times. This set in motion a series of picture books featuring poultry involved in the arts. Even, there wasn't enough tragedy, since only a few of the main characters died. Sixteen-year-old Rose Nolan and her family are grateful to have finally reached America, the great land of opportunity.
High-minded Gussie helps Rose deal with her dishonest boss and finagle a job at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. It disgusted me how badly Rose's uncle's family treated them. Rose wants to succeed and stays in New York with her younger sister Maureen. An immigrant story that highlights all the hardships of coming to America, that culminates in the notorious Triangle shirtwaist factory fire. I kept wishing I were the owners of the shirtwaist company and could really change the situations of these poor young women and make it a place where the environment had mutual respect and humane working conditions. My mind was a messy attic, with snippets of my interviews and different rumors jumbling in my head. My heart filled with fear and hope at the same time.
Their happiness is shattered when part of their family is forced to return to Ireland. After two weeks of living on that dreadful ship nobody wanted to go back. The author had me wondering up till almost the very end if our heroine Rose or her sister Maureen were going to make it out of the fire. I read it and thought about it and thought it was about the early workers strikes etc. This book is all about an Irish girl named Rose who plans on living in America to start a new life.
Rose finds work in a sweatshop and, after her mother, too, gives up on America, Rose rents a tiny room with her 12-year-old sister from the father of a union organizer, a girl named Gussie. Just as Rose and Maureen are getting settled into their new life, making friends and earning some money, they find themselves part of a great tragedy that would forever change the face of labor in America. It was too much for Rose's mother to handle so she went back to Ireland leaving behind Rose and Maureen who begged her for them to stay behind. During her escape from the Triangle building, she tears her dress and that piece of fabric shows up in the items used to identify the dead. The central character is a 16 year old Irish catholic girl, Rose, who immigrates to America with her family. One grandmother had a small backyard flock and the other grandmother and two bachelor uncles had a large farm that supplied eggs to half of Long Island. I recently read Ashes of Roses.
To fight for their life. It's well written and would be a useful teaching tool for the time period and learning about the immigrant experience as well the rise of unions. Their happiness is shattered when part of their family is forced to return to Ireland. Maragret has to support her family. Their children are grown and pursuing art careers of their own. Gussie helps the girls to get a job at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. This is a really good read for a younger audience.
Something important would happen to me here. But we have no idea what happens to her after this decision. The situation comes to an abrupt end after Elsa catches the Nolans making paper flowers in her kitchen. Feel free to let me know what you think of the books I review here. One grandmother had a small backyard flock and the other grandmother and two bachelor uncles had a large farm that supplied eggs to half of Long Island.
We get to see Rose grow some as a character as she becomes more accustomed to living in America. If they don't pass then they are sent back. Auch Journey to Nowhere combines a classic immigration tale with the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in this spirited novel. Very nicely written book based upon true to life events that happened so many years ago. All they wanted was to get out of there.
This is a great, quick read that introduces young readers to the wave of European immigration in the early 1900's. It's a powerful story, and there are many different emotions that I experienced while reading. I read it before when I was in junior high school and I was recently thinking of it and thought I'd like to read it again. Him and his father are sent back to Ireland. Goodreads 1-12 Synopsis: Margret Rose is the narrator in this book.