THE WONDERFUL TOWERS OF WATTS
Honesdale, PA : Boyds Mills,
IL K-3, RL 4.5
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is the story of a poor immigrant laborer who lived on the outskirts of
Los Angeles. Simon Rodia came to this country and settled in Watts.
He was a quiet man who kept to himself. He didn't speak much English.
The neighbors thought he was a bit strange because he had a habit of picking
up things that others had thrown away. He picked up bottles and pieces
of broken tile and even faucets that were thrown away. But when the
neighbors found out what Simon was doing with all these things, they were
truly amazed. Simon Rodin was a real person and this is his story.
Watts Towers Art Center.
Rodia, Simon, 1879-1965.
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Immigrants -- Biography.
Italians -- Biography.
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