I can't believe that I waited so many years to make the acquaintance of
Francie Nolan, her brother Neeley, and her parents Katie and Johnny.
They reside in Brooklyn. Francie learns quickly that she is the only one
in her class whose parents were born in the United States. The others
were children of immigrants. Francie excels in school, especially in
writing. She loves to read, although the librarian in her neighborhood
library is not going to win any customer service awards. This is just a
nice, clean novel about growing up in a poor family and working toward
making things better for the next generation than it was for your own.
I'm sure that I'll revisit this book in the future.