Bound To Stay Bound

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 Author: Parry, Rosanne

 Publisher:  Carolrhoda (2019)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 335 p.,  20 cm

 BTSB No: 700615 ISBN: 9781541541597
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Irish Americans -- Fiction
 Immigrants -- Fiction
 Siblings -- Fiction
 New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Fiction
 United States -- History -- 1861-1865, Civil War -- Fiction
Historical Fiction
Family Life

Price: $22.58

In 1863, twelve-year-old Danny and his older sister Kathleen arrive in New York City to start a new life, but they soon find themselves navigating new prejudices and struggles.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.80
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 501102
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 4.40
   Points: 16.0   Quiz: 76948

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (02/01/19)
   School Library Journal (00/03/19)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 03/01/2019 Gr 4–7—Parry intrigues with a tale of 12-year-old Danny O'Carolan, who has fled Ireland for a new life in 1860s New York City. With his older sister and the musical traditions of his Irish home, Danny finds a tough new world in America. With very few jobs available for boys, and a burning desire to avoid the orphanage, he agrees to pretend to be a girl in order to be employed as a maid with his older sister. However, the Civil War is raging and the draft looms—with an expanding Irish population making an ideal draft target. Middle grade readers with an interest in historical fiction will enjoy this selection. Parry is successful at detailing the Irish immigrant experience in America. She retains a youthful perspective on the important, relevant topics of immigration and acceptance. VERDICT An excellent addition to any historical fiction collection; recommended for fans of Little Women or A Tree Grows In Brooklyn.—Brittany McMahon, Westernport Elementary School, MD - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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