Hope in New York City
The Continuing Story of the Irish Dresser
by Cynthia Neale
This sequel continues the saga of Nora McCabe and her family now dwelling in New York City where they encounter poverty and racism as Irish Catholics and immigrants. Injustice and violence are a matter of course in this mysterious and alluring city filled with strange languages. Desperately homesick, Nora vows to save money and return to her homeland of Ireland. Meanwhile, she becomes a newsboy, meets Walt Whitman, visits Barnum's Museum, meets new friends, and experiences an adventure. After purchasing a ticket to return to Ireland, the Astor Opera House Riot of 1849 occurs and her father disappears. Will Nora return to Ireland? Or can she stay and maintain her spirit while finding the true meaning of home?
DetailsAge Range: 8 and up
Grade Level: 3 and up
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: White Mane Publishing Co.; Educational Resources Included edition (May 14, 2007)