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  • Award year: 2013
  • List: Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
  • Author: Andrea Warren
  • Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London

    This biography shows how Dickens's childhood experiences with poverty shaped his writing and career by showing the parallels between his life and plots. It gives particular emphasis to how he used his wealth, fame, and platform to help England's neediest people. Including many period illustrations, the text brings alive to horrors of the workhouse and shows readers why Dickens was so popular in his time and why he continues to be read and studied.