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 A Journal of the Irish Famine, 1845-1850.(Brief article)(Children's review)(Book review)

CROSBIE, Duncan. Life on a Famine Ship: A Journal of the Irish Famine, 1845-1850. illus. by Brian Lee & Peter Bull Studios. 25p. maps. reprods. Barton's. 2006. Tr $16.99. ISBN 0-7641-6004-4. LC 2006921911.

Gr 4-6--Plot's not a strong point in this child's journal of the Irish famine, but readers will still catch a whiff of the desperate circumstances that drove millions to flee their native soil. In an unusual approach to this pivotal period in Irish and American history, nine-year-old Michael's chronicle of his family's struggle to get by in the face of successive crop failures, …




This petition seeks your support for a campaign to:

* Persuade relevant authors, editors and website content providers to stop using the word ‘Famine’ for what took place in Ireland between 1845 and 1850, and start using terms such as, "The Great Hunger" or 'An tOcras Mór

PETITION LINK- TO CHANGE THE WORD FAMINE http://www.petitions24.com/when_famine_became_genocide_ireland_1845_-_1850

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