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Nory Ryan's Song
Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
Nory Ryan and her family have always lived in Ireland. They love the sea and the rolling hills, and they all love each other. Da is out to sea to pay for the rent, while Nory and her siblings stay home with her grandpa to grow potatoes and catch fish. But soon, their neighbors are thrown out of their house. Even worse, a potato disease has plauged the land and all of the potatoes are spoiled. They all dream of being free in America, but only Nory's older sister braves the journey. Nory is left to find food and money for her family and her neighbors. To find out what happens to Nory and if they ever get to America, read this book.
Similar books: Meggie's Door by Joanne Sundell;
Water Street by Patricia Reilly Giff
Date read: 7/23/2009
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