Streets of Gold
Dial Books for Young Readers, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 39 pages
In a picture book inspired by Mary Antin's classic immigrant memoir The Promised Land, Rosemary Wells brings renewed freshness to the story of Masha, a young Russian girl. In the last decade of the 19th century, the czar's harsh anti-Semitic laws forbid Masha, who is Jewish, from going to school. When her family immigrates to America, Masha not only achieves the long-desired education, but also gains success as a poet, and a love for her new country that will last all her life.
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Based on Mary Antin's memoir, The Promised Land, Rosemary Wells tells the story of a young Russian Jewish girl: growing up in Russia, traveling with her mother and brother to join her father in Boston ... Read full review