The Gold Coin
A Story of New York City's Lower East Side and Its Immigrants
From the Set Scrapbooks of America
This colorful story of Manhattan's Lower East Side is told from the point of view of Dimitri, a young Russian Jew newly settled in the neighborhood. Readers learn about the city during the early twentieth century, about the Russian immigrants and how they adjusted to America, and about a boy's devotion to his brother.
- Dimitri's Story
- The History of Immigrants in New York;s Lower East Side
- To Find Out More
- About the Author
Author: Pamela Dell
Pamela Dell has been writing for kids since the late 1980's, including work in both print and interactive multimedia. In the mid-1990's, she became one of the founders of Purple Moon, a highly acclaimed interactive game company for girls. As part of her role there, Pamela created the characters and scripts for the company's multiple-award winning Rockett CD-Rom game series. She has also produced work, both fiction and nonfiction, for clients such as Mattel, Carus Publishing, World Book Encyclopedia, Children's Press, Plan B Enterprises, Addictive Media, and the University of California, among others...subsequently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.