Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 230 pages
The year is 1951 and eighteen-year-old Elli and her mother arrive in New York City. Finally they can leave behind bitter Holocaust memories and become real Americans! From office filing all day, to the challenge of night school, to interpreting the intentions of Alex, a handsome and persistent doctor, Elli soon finds learning English is only half as hard as "making it" in this new world.
Against a backdrop of soda shops, skyscrapers, and subways, acclaimed author Livia Bitton-Jackson fuses old-world tradition and modern dreams, in this vivid kaleidoscope of immigrant America.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Mwbordel - LibraryThing
Hello America is the story of the author Livia Bitton-Jackson who came to American after the end of WWII. Elli, eighteen years old, and her mother both survived the German concentration camp at ... Read full review
HELLO, AMERICAUser Review - Kirkus
In the third chapter of her memoir, the author and her mother arrive in the US in 1951, after rescue from the concentration camps and several years of living an uncertain life in Europe. Elli is a ... Read full review