Kid Blink Beats the World

Kid Blink Beats the World

by Don Brown

Hardcover(First Edition)

$16.95

Overview

"It was all for a penny.

They left their cramped and crowded tenement apartments for a penny.

They scurried beside the pushcart peddlers for a penny.

They dodged street trolleys and horse drawn wagons for a penny.

And in the summer of 1899, Kid Blink, Race Track Higgins, Tiny Tim, Crutch Morris, and Crazy Arborn battled the world for a penny."

The story of the newsboys (and girls) who took on the world's most powerful press barons - and won.

In the summer of 1899, the hundreds of newsboys who sold Randolph Hearst's Journal and Pulitzer's World on the streets of New York and surrounding cities went on strike. The issue was a penny-the extra penny that the press owners wanted to charge the newsboys to buy the papers. To the press owners it didn't seem like much, but to the newsboys it was a living, and they fought. Led by kids with colorful names like Kid Blink, Race Track Higgins, Tiny Tim, and Crutch Morris, they refused to sell the papers, staged rallies-and finally brought the newspapers to the negotiating table.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596430037
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication date: 09/14/2004
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.02(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.33(d)
Lexile: AD940L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

About the Author


Don Brown’s books include The Notorious Izzy Fink, The Train Jumper, Kid Blink Beats the World, Mack Made Movies and Across a Dark and Wild Sea. He lives on Long Island, New York.

Don Brown’s books include The Notorious Izzy Fink, The Train Jumper, Kid Blink Beats the World, Mack Made Movies and Across a Dark and Wild Sea. He lives on Long Island, New York.

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conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Most history happens to adults, which can make it a hard sell for kids.This bit of history is different, as it was a strike by kids, back in the Good Ol' Days where children were put to work to support their families. You might be familiar with this strike if you're a fan of the Disney Musical Newsies. At any rate, this is a story sure to fascinate kids, a story of injustice and hardship being perpetuated by grown-ups on children - and the children winning. (Well, compromising.)Like all of Don Brown's books the text is enlivened with actual quotes from the people engaged in the strike. This is a good addition to any library.