The King of Mulberry Street

Donna Jo Napoli
history, young adult
The King of Mulberry Street - Donna Jo Napoli

In 1892, nine-year-old Dom’s mother puts him on a ship leaving Italy, bound for America. He is a stowaway, traveling alone and with nothing of value except for a new pair of shoes from his mother. In the turbulent world of homeless children in Manhattan’s Five Points, Dom learns street smarts, and not only survives, but thrives by starting his own business. A vivid, fascinating story of an exceptional boy, based in part on the author’s grandfather.

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Release date: 2005
Genres: history, young adult
Updated: August 29, 2021