|Book Title||The Way it Was: On the Lower East Side|
|Date Published||November 2021|
|Leveled Reading||Level T / Grade 5|
What was life like on the Lower East Side?
From 1890 to 1920 millions of Jewish immigrants settled in New York City on the Lower East Side.
They left the poverty and oppression in Europe for a new life in a new land. In this engrossing book, children will learn about the immigrants’ daily lives—the homes they lived in, the foods they ate, the schools they went to, the work they did, and the games they played.
Jewish Life in America on the Lower East Side is part of The Way It Was, a series of fascinating books about everyday Jewish life in American history.
Each volume includes authentic photos and eyewitness accounts, as well as engaging text and design.
"Another great volume in Menucha’s The Way it Was series, Jewish Life in America on the Lower East Side is both engaging and educational. The descriptions of life on the bustling Lower East Side gives readers a real taste of how people lived 100-plus years ago. The pictures of the area, some current and some decades old, make the story pop even more." —The Jewish Press