If your family came to America 100 years ago, what would your life be like? America meant “freedom” to the immigrants of the early 1900s – but a freedom very different from what they expected. The cities were crowded. Jobs were scarce. Children had to work selling newspapers, delivering goods, and laboring in sweatshops. In this unique book, Newbery Medalist Russell Freeman offers a rare glimpse of what it meant to be a young newcomer to America.