Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 7 - 12Grades 8 - 12Z8.2n/a
Provoked by the horrors he saw every day, Charles Dickens wrote novels that were originally intended as instruments for social change — to save his country’s children.
Charles Dickens is best known for his contributions to the world of literature, but during his young life, Dickens witnessed terrible things that stayed with him: families starving in doorways, babies being “dropped” on streets by mothers too poor to care for them, and a stunning lack of compassion from the upper class. After his family went into debt and he found himself working at a shoe-polish factory, Dickens soon realized that the members of the lower class were no different than he, and, even worse, they were given no chance to better themselves. It was then that he decided to use his greatest talent, his writing ability, to tell the stories of those who had no voice.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published on June 13, 2017 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0544932609
ISBN-13: 9780544932609
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  • jo13
    jo13Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 11:09 am
    Sounds very interesting!