Oscar's American Dream

Barry Wittenstein (Author) Kristen Howdeshell (Illustrator)
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Age Groups: Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 9

If you want to see 20th century American history unfold before your eyes, stand on a city street corner and watch it change! It all starts when an immigrant named Oscar opens a barber shop...

When Oscar lands on Ellis Island, he has only a suitcase and a down payment in his hands. And he has a dream—to own his own barbershop. After it opens on the corner of Front St. and Second Ave, Oscar's barbershop becomes a beloved local fixture...until the day Oscar decides to move on and become a subway conductor. Over the years, this barbershop will change hands to become a lady's clothing store, then a soup kitchen. A coffee shop follows, then the space becomes an army recruitment center, then a candy shop. As the years pass and the world changes, the proud corner store stands tall, watching American history unfold around it. Barry Wittenstein and debut husband-and-wife illustration team Kristen and Kevin Howdeshell tell the rich, fascinating story of key moments in American history, as reflected through the eyes—and the patrons—of the corner store.

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SKU 142555
ISBN 9780525707691
Language English
Lexile ® Measure AD960L
Guided Reading Level S
Page Count 36
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Picture Books
Additional Contributor Kristen Howdeshell
Primary Contributor Barry Wittenstein
Age Groups Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 9
Publisher Schwartz & Wade Books