City of Orphans [audiobook] by Avi
Reviewed by Anne Strang, Children's Librarian
Let’s go back in time, to 1893, and explore New York City, a very different place than the modern metropolis of today. The streets are crowded, filthy, and dangerous, and people are crammed together in tenement buildings without light or running water. This is the world 13 year-old Maks Geless deals with every day, as he earns money to help his family as a “newsie” on the Lower East Side. Follow Maks through his days as he deals with threats from the Plug Ugly Gang, rescues a homeless girl, and fights to save his sister from an unwarranted charge of theft. This plot is so full of action, you won’t want to stop listening!!
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