Molly's Pilgrim, Volume 26

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Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, 1983 - Juvenile Fiction - 41 pages
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Molly and her family have moved to America from Russia.


Her mother says they moved to find freedom. But the children in Molly's third-grade class make fun of her accent and clothes. That doesn't seem like freedom to Molly at all.


At Thanksgiving everyone has to bring a Pilgrim doll to class. The doll Molly's mother makes looks like a Russian peasant girl. It doesn't look at all like the Pilgrims Molly has seen in her schoolbook. Molly is afraid she'll never fit in with her classmates now.

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User Review  - msmarymac - LibraryThing

This is a story of a young Jewish girl that moves to America and is treated very badly by her classmates. Her classmates make fun of her for the way she talks and for the things she does not know ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jana - Goodreads

It's not a long book, it gets right to the point. This book would be good not only for a Thanksgiving read, but it also could be used as a discussion starter for topics like tolerance for those that are different and bullying any time of the year. Read full review

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About the author (1983)

Barbara Cohen authored "The Carp in the Bathtub, " a Passover story that critics dubbed a modern classic. She's also the author of "Yussel's Prayer: A Yom Kippur Story, " awarded the 1983 Association of Jewish Librarians Book Award and the 1983 National Jewish Book Award for picture books. Highly regarded for her novels as well, which include "Thank You, Jackie Robinson" and "King of the Seventh Grade, " and recipient of the 1983 National Jewish Book Award for children s fiction, Barbara Cohen received the Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award presented by the Association of Jewish Librarians. She died in 1992.

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