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Angelo's Saturdays

High School: Grades 9–12

Summary

Enter the world of Chicago's Near West Side in 1898 where immigrant newsboy Angelo Blandino and his family live. Angelo can't help but contrast his family's cramped one-bedroom tenement apartment to the beautiful but impoverished Sicilian homeland they left behind. Angelo's parents wish he could attend school, like his best friend Vito, but since the family depends on Angelo's salary, he must work. Angelo feels isolated when Vito learns English quickly and begins to make new friends. Read more to find out what happens at Hull House, and how Angelo balances pride in his heritage with his desire to fit in.

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