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A Voyage from Ireland in 1849 (Journey to America #1: Fiona… (2001)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425187357, Mass Market Paperback)They came from different places and different times. But they shared one destination-and one dream.
Berkley Jam Books presents a new, beautifully packaged middle grade series celebrating the diversity of the American immigrant experience. Set in distinct time periods, each book follows a new teen girl as she leaves her native country, and chronicles her arrival and adjustment to America. In the first three books of the series, Fiona McGilray's family flees the Irish Potato Famine in the mid-1800s for the promise of Boston; Aniela Kaminski escapes Poland during World War II, and Chantrea Conway arrives from Cambodia in 1975. And for each of these girls, the world is waiting...
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During the Irish Potato Famine, Fiona's family is slowly starving to death, so her parents send her and her brother to America. Fiona doesn't want to leave her home and family, and wonders if she will ever see them again.
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