Joshua's Song

by Joan Hiatt Harlow (Author)
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Boston, 1919. It?s been a terrible year for thirteen-year-old Joshua Harper. The influenza pandemic that?s sweeping the world has claimed his father?s life; his voice has changed, so he can?t sing in the Boston Boys? Choir anymore; and now money is tight, so he must quit school to get a job. It?s not fair!

Joshua begins working as a newspaper boy, hawking papers on the street, but he soon finds himself competing with Charlestown Charlie, a tough, streetwise boy who does not make things easier for Joshua. It seems that fitting in is not as easy as it once was. Then disaster strikes the city of Boston. Joshua must do what he can to help, and in doing so he finds the place?and the voice?that he thought he?d lost.

This remarkable novel is fast-paced, suspenseful, and based on true incidents in Boston history.

Book details

Publication date
July 23, 2013
Page count
Paper ISBN
File size
1 MB