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The Resource Black Potatoes, Susan Campbell Bartoletti, (electronic resource)

Black Potatoes, Susan Campbell Bartoletti, (electronic resource)

Label
Black Potatoes
Title
Black Potatoes
Statement of responsibility
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1845, a disaster struck Ireland. Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people. Over the next five years, the blight attacked again and again. These years are known today as the Great Irish Famine, a time when one million people died from starvation and disease and two million more fled their homeland. Black Potatoes is the compelling story of men, women, and children who defied landlords and searched empty fields for scraps of harvested vegetables and edible weeds to eat, who walked several miles each day to hard-labor jobs for meager wages and to reach soup kitchens, and who committed crimes just to be sent to jail, where they were assured of a meal. It's the story of children and adults who suffered from starvation, disease, and the loss of family and friends, as well as those who died. Illustrated with black and white engravings, it's also the story of the heroes among the Irish people and how they held on to hope
Summary
Presents the story of the 19th century Irish potato famine, including the causes, and the effects on the people
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Award
  • Carolyn W. Field Award (Pennsylvania), 2002.
  • Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction, 2001.
  • NCTE Orbis Pictus Nonfiction Award, 2002.
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, 2002.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2002
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2003
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164333
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DLC
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Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
Dewey number
941.5081
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
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1040
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 6
  • 10
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • History
  • Juvenile Nonfiction
Target audience
adolescent
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the story of the great Irish famine, 1845-1850
Label
Black Potatoes, Susan Campbell Bartoletti, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780547530857
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142ad22d-465f-41f7-919a-86b28b8af6eb
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Black Potatoes, Susan Campbell Bartoletti, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547530857
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
142ad22d-465f-41f7-919a-86b28b8af6eb
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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