Al Smith at the Fish Market

At age thirteen, Al Smith’s father passes away and leaves the family nearly penniless. Al’s mother works hard to make ends meet, but her income is not enough. Al is forced to quit school and get a job. At first, he takes a job delivering newspapers. Then an opportunity at the fish market opens up. Al learns a lot that he applies on his way to becoming governor of New York.

  • Personal Finance
  • Overcoming Challenges
  • Decision Making Skills

Splash Read stories historical fiction short stories for kids. The stories are based on real events and intended to facilitate a discussion between parent and child or teacher and student. Each story teaches a lesson from the past and encourages critical thinking and problem-solving.

Splash Read stories have been read thousands of times across the globe. Books in the series have been ranked in the top 10 Kindle Best Seller list as well as the #1 New Release. While readers of all ages will enjoy the stories, they are best for children ages 5-15.