Here is the brief story summary
In1910, George’s widowed mother had no money for her daughter Adonia’s dowry, so she let her teenage son George go alone to America to make money for his sister. He worked shining shoes and then as a busboy in New York. He learned some English, but after a year he had nothing. He moved to Chicago to work in a factory and then bought an ice cream cart. Working with his wife and son, he started an ice cream shop. This historical novel tells the story of the struggles and success of George’s family.
A Social Studies Lesson Set for ABE Literacy Students by Anita Caref and Emma Meade
that can be adapted for use with other classes and other novels in this series.
This Lesson Set works with "Nobody Knows" and "The Magic Paper."