Five Stories (Hardcover)

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Five Stories (Hardcover)


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Five children, from five different cultures and in five different decades, grow up in the same building on the Lower East Side of New York City.

A celebration of five different cultures on the Lower East Side, seen through the eyes of five families who live in the same building over the course of a century.

Jenny Weinstein and her family arrive on a steamship from Russia in 1913. Jenny writes letters in Yiddish to her grandmother, while practicing her English in her new neighborhood. By 1933, when Anna Cozzi and her Italian family move into the building, Jenny has become a teacher in Anna’s school. Then Jose Marte moves in during the 1960s, Maria Torres in the 1980s, and Wei Yei in the LowerEast Side of today.

Perfect for early elementary students, this cross section of American history celebrates themany diverse cultures that make up our nation—from the food we eat,to the ways we worship,and the families we love.
Ellen Weinstein is the real-life granddaughter of the first child depicted in the book, Jenny Weinstein from Russia. Ms. Weinstein is the illustrator of the picture book on Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity, and the author/illustrator of Recipes for Good Luck. As an illustrator, she is a regular contributor to Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, amongst many others. Seven pieces of Ellen’s work are in the Permanent Collection of the Library of Congress. She illustrated the cover of Pamela Paul’s book, My Life with Bob, and is a lifelong resident of the Lower East Side.
Product Details ISBN: 9780823451678
ISBN-10: 0823451674
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: April 9th, 2024
Pages: 48
Language: English