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Who Was Levi Strauss?

Who Was Levi Strauss?
    Code: WHOLEV201
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    ISBN: 9780448488561
    Author: Ellen Labrecque
    Format: Paperback
    Publisher: Penguin Workshop
    Series: Who Was?
    Ages: 8 to 12
    Size: 5¼ X 7½
    Total Pages: 112
    For Grades: 2 to 6
    Accelerated Reader: No
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    How did an immigrant who sold sewing supplies in New York City reinvent himself in the American West by creating the most iconic pair of pants in the world? Find out in this addition to the Who HQ library!

    As a young working-class German immigrant, Levi Strauss left his family’s dry goods business in New York City to journey out west for the California Gold Rush. Only Levi wasn’t looking for gold — he wanted to provide the miners with sturdy clothes to wear while they worked in the dusty river beds. His solution? Blue jeans — pants made of strong denim fabric — which have become one of the most beloved and fashionable clothing items in the world. Who Was Levi Strauss? follows the remarkable journey of this American businessman, and takes a look at how one man and a pair of pants changed fashion and the world forever.