Peppe the Lamplighter
Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Book
Peppe becomes a lamplighter to help support his immigrant family in turn-of-the-century New York City, despite his papa's disapproval. But when Peppe's job helps save his little sister, he earns the respect of his entire family.
Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Single parent; Family member death; Poverty; Immigrants and refugees; single father; death of a mother; living in poverty; financial hardship; immigrant family; immigrant father; immigrant children
Randolph Caldecott Medal, 1994, Honor Book
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 1993
Notable Children's Books, 1994 Younger Reader
Italy; pride; shame; dreams; sisters; light; dark; streets; America; street lamps
Bartone, Elisa, "Peppe the Lamplighter" (1993). Diverse Families. 1763.