It was the great potato famine of Ireland in 1849 that caused Margaret and her family to flee their home and their country. Despite having to leave, there was great hope for Margaret knowing she was coming to America. Readers will enjoy this heartwarming story of a young girl who overcame the hardships of starvation and poverty to grow up and become a successful New York actress. It truly is a story of Famine to Fame. Readers will learn about the great potato famine, travel during that time, and the challenges of being a new immigrant in America.