Oscar's American Dream Barry Wittenstein

Oscar's American Dream

Author: Barry Wittenstein
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Book Title
Oscar's American Dream
Author
Barry Wittenstein
ISBN
9780525707691
If you want to see 20th century American history unfold before your eyes, stand on a city street corner and watch it change It all starts when an immigrant named Oscar opens a barber shop... When Oscar lands on Ellis Island, he has only a suitcase and a down payment in his hands. And he has a dream-- to own his own barbershop. After it opens on the corner of Front St. and Second Ave, Oscar's barbershop becomes a beloved local fixture... until the day Oscar decides to move on and become a subway conductor. Over the years, this barbershop will change hands to become a lady's clothing store, then a soup kitchen. A coffee shop follows, then the space becomes an army recruitment center, then a candy shop. As the years pass and the world changes, the proud corner store stands tall, watching American history unfold around it. Barry Wittenstein and debut husband-and-wife illustration team Kristen and Kevin Howdeshell tell the rich, fascinating story of key moments in American history, as reflected through the eyes--and the patrons--of the corner store.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Barry WittensteinPublisher: Schwartz & Wade BooksPublished: 10/13/2020ISBN: 9780525707691Pages: 36Weight: 1.00lbsSize: 11.20h x 8.80w x 0.50d
If you want to see 20th century American history unfold before your eyes, stand on a city street corner and watch it change It all starts when an immigrant named Oscar opens a barber shop...

When Oscar lands on Ellis Island, he has only a suitcase and a down payment in his hands. And he has a dream-- to own his own barbershop. After it opens on the corner of Front St. and Second Ave, Oscar's barbershop becomes a beloved local fixture... until the day Oscar decides to move on and become a subway conductor. Over the years, this barbershop will change hands to become a lady's clothing store, then a soup kitchen. A coffee shop follows, then the space becomes an army recruitment center, then a candy shop. As the years pass and the world changes, the proud corner store stands tall, watching American history unfold around it. Barry Wittenstein and debut husband-and-wife illustration team Kristen and Kevin Howdeshell tell the rich, fascinating story of key moments in American history, as reflected through the eyes--and the patrons--of the corner store.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Barry Wittenstein
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
Published: 10/13/2020
ISBN: 9780525707691
Pages: 36
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 11.20h x 8.80w x 0.50d
If you want to see 20th century American history unfold before your eyes, stand on a city street corner and watch it change It all starts when an immigrant named Oscar opens a barber shop...

When Oscar lands on Ellis Island, he has only a suitcase and a down payment in his hands. And he has a dream-- to own his own barbershop. After it opens on the corner of Front St. and Second Ave, Oscar's barbershop becomes a beloved local fixture... until the day Oscar decides to move on and become a subway conductor. Over the years, this barbershop will change hands to become a lady's clothing store, then a soup kitchen. A coffee shop follows, then the space becomes an army recruitment center, then a candy shop. As the years pass and the world changes, the proud corner store stands tall, watching American history unfold around it. Barry Wittenstein and debut husband-and-wife illustration team Kristen and Kevin Howdeshell tell the rich, fascinating story of key moments in American history, as reflected through the eyes--and the patrons--of the corner store.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Barry Wittenstein
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
Published: 10/13/2020
ISBN: 9780525707691
Pages: 36
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 11.20h x 8.80w x 0.50d