Throwback Thursday

A Washington D.C. newsboy plays a big role in Audacity Jones to the Rescue. The character, Juice Johnson, is about 12 years old. But during the time period of the story (1910), there were newsboys as young as 5! One “juicy” fact that I tried to work into the book, but just couldn’t, was that on January 1, 1910, the Herald¬†planned to donate¬†all proceeds from the papers sold that day to a DC newsboys’ charity fund.

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Courtesy the National Archives