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Eleven-year-old Samuel is excited to sail with his family from South Africa to live in America—then he is diagnosed with typhoid fever (1,000 words, 35 pages/70 vintage images for children ages 6 – 11 years, 1st – 6th grades).
World War I has broken out. Samuel’s parents have sold their business, their home—everything—to purchase passage on a freighter to the USA. Now their boy is in the hospital with a 104 degree temperature; and even if he lives, no ship will let him aboard for several weeks. Meanwhile, Atlantic crossings are becoming more perilous each day that passes.
Experience this family’s heart-wrenching choice and its consequences through the eyes of the child who lived it. Set in an important era of history, this hybrid picture book transcends culture and time, lauding the courage and faith of all who seek a better life.
#4 in the Young American Immigrants children’s series (nonfiction; stand alone, previous titles not required). 1,000 read-aloud words adapted from Samuel P. Martin’s autobiography by award-winning author and media professor Karl Beckstrand (Horse & Dog Adventures in Early California—see 60+ multicultural books—click Karl Beckstrand above).
Other titles in this biographical children’s book series: Agnes’s Rescue, Ida’s Witness, Anna’s Prayer. 8.5"x8.5", hard cover, soft cover, or ebook about immigrant kids and families; Premio Publishing & Gozo Books (worldwide rights © June 2021); more inside images/lesson plans/online secrets: Premiobooks.com, Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Follett, Herzberg/Perma-bound, and libraries. LCCN: 2021931888; JNF053240, JNF038010, JNF009000, JNF058000, JNF025210, JNF007020, JNF002000; eISBN: 978-1005346508, soft ISBN: 979-8511690322, hard 978-1951599126