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This entire series is a wonderful way to learn history or teach it to adolescents. I find today's generations seem to recall more when they learn through other people (pop songs, celebrity gossip, etc.), so what better way to teach history than through someone else's perspective? Yes, "authentic" diaries would be "better", but would the language really hold the modern student's attention? Did the diary writer know what WOULD be important in the context of history? Probably not. ( )
  benuathanasia | Sep 5, 2012 |
  cavlibrary | Apr 19, 2012 |
The absolute best Dear America book!!! ( )
  FutureMrsJoshGroban | Nov 14, 2010 |
It's 1903, and Zipporah Feldman, her older sisters Miriam and Tovah, and their mother have come to join Papa in New York City, fleeing the persecution of Jews in their small Russian village. As she struggles to adjust to the American way of life, fit in at her new school, and learn English, Zippy, as she is calld, writes in her diary of how her father is becoming more American every day, Miriam is in love with a Catholic boy, Tovah is obsessed with fighting for better labor condition, and Mama attempts to keep traditional Jewish ways. Over one and a half years, we see how Zippy grows and matures. She experiances tragedies and losses, makes new friends, learns English, adapts many American ways, and persues her dreams of becoming an actress. I highly reccomend this wonderful book. ( )
  rebecca191 | Nov 12, 2008 |
Dreams in the Golden Country teaches how old world traditions collide with new world aspirations. Zippy dreams to fit into the culture of America, yet she respects her heritage. Zippy’s sister Tovah struggles with her quest to improve working conditions in sweat shops and hides her secret romance with an Irish boy. Zippy’s father is eager to change, however it is Zippy’s mother who embraces the past and finds it hard to let go.

The Dear America series from Scholastic was launched in 1996 and has earned an excellent reputation. Many of the stories have been written by renowned award winning authors in the world of children’s literature. The movies have received favorable reviews and each can be effectively used in the classroom for curriculum connections. ( )
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In a vibrant and colorful portrait of a Jewish family, this is the diary of a Russian immigrant girl who begins a new life on the Lower East Side of New York City.

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Twelve-year-old Zippy, a Jewish immigrant from Russia, keeps a diary account of the first eighteen months of her family's life on the Lower East Side of New York City in 1903-1904.

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