Great Irish Famine -- fiction

St. Patrick's Day Shillelagh

By Janet Nolan

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A family retells the story of the shillelagh that was whittled from a tree. During the Irish potato famine, Fergus and his family left for America. But first Fergus cut a branch from a blackthorn tree to take a piece of Ireland with him.
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Maggie's Door

By Patricia Reilly Giff

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In the mid-1800s, Nory and her neighbor and friend, Sean, set out separately on a dangerous journey from famine-plagued Ireland, hoping to reach a better life in America.

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