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The Journal of Finn Reardon, A Newsie I have always been a fan of the Dear America series since I was younger The stories are wonderful introductions into different events in history I picked up this book from the library after seeing Newsies on Broadway because I wanted to learnabout the newsboys The journal is of Finn, a 13 year old newsboy in New York City during the time of the Newsboy s Strike It is a very simple read I finished it in less than a day.There were so many things I loved about this book Bartoletti incor I have always been a fan of the Dear America series since I was younger The stories are wonderful introductions into different events in history I picked up this book from the library after seeing Newsies on Broadway because I wanted to learnabout the newsboys The journal is of Finn, a 13 year old newsboy in New York City during the time of the Newsboy s Strike It is a very simple read I finished it in less than a day.There were so many things I loved about this book Bartoletti incorporatesabout life in the late 19th century The reader learns about housing, schooling, and what children did for fun I also loved that true newsboys, such as Racetrack, were prominent characters in the story I knew them from the musical and now I got to see them in a new light.My only complaint with this book is the strike scenes The strike only took up a few pages of the story I wanted to readabout the strike, which was the reason I picked up the book in the first place I wished the author could have lengthened the journal entries instead of brushing over the events When one sees a book about a newsie in 1899, he or she probably expects the strike to play a prominent role Although the strike scenes were lacking, the explanations of other aspects of life made up for it in some ways This book was a wonderful read but the description doesn t match the plot of the book Finn s father doesn t die and he has three sisters This book is a really great read These children s books are addictive I really like how they show pictures of the times that the book takes place at the end and talk about life in America at that time orspecifically, what life was like for that city, etc It makes the book, though fictional, seem muchreal.I didn t know much about New York in 1899, and seeing it from a poor newsies perspective was interesting. This entire series is a wonderful way to learn history or teach it to adolescents I find today s generations seem to recallwhen they learn through other people pop songs, celebrity gossip, etc , so what better way to teach history than through someone else s perspective Yes, authentic diaries would be better , but would the language really hold the modern student s attention Did the diary writer know what WOULD be important in the context of history Probably not. Finn lives with his family in cramped quarters in New York City He goes to school in the morning, but at evening and night, he works as a newsie He buys newspapers, then takes them to the street corner to sell This is written in journal format, and covers just less than a year This is short, and pretty easy to read, and isof a slice of the life of a boy who may have grown up in that period, rather than a streamlined narration There were a couple loose ends I would have liked to have Finn lives with his family in cramped quarters in New York City He goes to school in the morning, but at evening and night, he works as a newsie He buys newspapers, then takes them to the street corner to sell This is written in journal format, and covers just less than a year This is short, and pretty easy to read, and isof a slice of the life of a boy who may have grown up in that period, rather than a streamlined narration There were a couple loose ends I would have liked to have seen addressed, such as what happened with the grandfather and the snowshovelers But the bits of history, such as the newsie strike, seem accurate Most of the characters, like Finn s family, are fictional, but there are historical figures mentioned There s a nice afterwards goinginto the history, plus some good pictures, at the end This book really captures the view of a thirteen year old newsie during a newsie strike. The Journal of Finn Reardon is about naturally a boy named Finn Reardon, who is working as a Newsie in turn of the century New York His family works night and day to make rent and save for a someday home so they can move out of their dingy apartment flat, while Finn attends school and hawks newspapers to help out This was my first My Name is America read, and I felt that it was just all right It sof a slice of life narrative than anything, and I was a little disappointed that the The Journal of Finn Reardon is about naturally a boy named Finn Reardon, who is working as a Newsie in turn of the century New York His family works night and day to make rent and save for a someday home so they can move out of their dingy apartment flat, while Finn attends school and hawks newspapers to help out This was my first My Name is America read, and I felt that it was just all right It sof a slice of life narrative than anything, and I was a little disappointed that the main focus of the book was on somemundane events and not the Newsies Strike, which would have beeninteresting Still, a nice addition to the Scholastic Diary books and something interesting to read in an afternoon When his father dies, Finn Reardon must support his family by selling newspapers on the streets of Manhattan, where he finds himself in the middle of the Newsie Strike ofWhen Finn Reardon s father dies, he decides to support his mother and eight siblings by peddling newspapers on the streets corners of New York City But when the two biggest newspaper publishers, Hearst and Pulitzer, raise the wholesale price that Finn and his friends pay for the papers they sell, the boys band together and go on strike Susan Campbell Bartoletti brings humor and wit to this classic David and Goliath struggle between the Newsies and the newspaper publishers During new york around 1899 newsies people,mostly young men went out to buy 100 newspapers origanaly for 50 cents But it was not until the journal and the world got competative and started wasting loads of money to rank out each other Finally both companies started to run out of money and started to charge the newsies 60 cents for every 100 newspapers Wich was a lot at the time This out raged the newsies cousing them to strike and boycott both companies will they meet their goal of 5 During new york around 1899 newsies people,mostly young men went out to buy 100 newspapers origanaly for 50 cents But it was not until the journal and the world got competative and started wasting loads of money to rank out each other Finally both companies started to run out of money and started to charge the newsies 60 cents for every 100 newspapers Wich was a lot at the time This out raged the newsies cousing them to strike and boycott both companies will they meet their goal of 50 cents per every 100 newspapers or will thedomanent companies crush them all this is only half of the life of finn readon The courage, the scrafice, the fear, and the horror i would recommend this book to my sister due to her intrest in writing CESAR.A Thirteen year old Finn Reardon is counting down the days until he can quit school and start working full time to help support his family His Pop can t manage to hold a job and his older sister barely brings in enough to help support the family Then tragedy strikes and it looks like they will end up on the street But Finn s smart eye for detail earns him the respect of one of the reporters during a newspaper strike and he convinces Finn that the best way to success in the business is to stay i Thirteen year old Finn Reardon is counting down the days until he can quit school and start working full time to help support his family His Pop can t manage to hold a job and his older sister barely brings in enough to help support the family Then tragedy strikes and it looks like they will end up on the street But Finn s smart eye for detail earns him the respect of one of the reporters during a newspaper strike and he convinces Finn that the best way to success in the business is to stay in school


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