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Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London

Title

Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London

Authors

Andrea Warren

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780547395746

Pages

156 pages

Genre

biography

Format

full length

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

Warren takes you on a journey into the workhouses, slums, factories, and schools of Victorian England, and into the world of Dickens. She shows how he used his pen to do battle on behalf of the poor, becoming one of the great reformers of his or any age.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Poverty; Incarceration; impoverished family; living in poverty; starvation; financial hardship; debt; father in prison

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Booklist Book Review Stars, 2011
Distinguished Books, 2011 Non Fiction
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2012 Social Interactions and Relationship
School Library Journal Best Books, 2011 Non Fiction
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2011
Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Non-fiction (Middle Grade and Young Adult)
Society of Midland Authors Book Award, 2012, Finalist, Children's Non Fiction
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2013, Nominee, Young Adult

Keywords

London; Charles Dickens; manual labor; child labor; orphanages; journalism; politics

Diversity Impact

direct

Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London

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