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Call Me Ruth

by Marilyn Sachs

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Daughter of immigrant Russians in NY in 1908 has conflicted feelings about mother's labor union involvement.
  Folkshul | Jan 15, 2011 |
The book starts by giving the reader a brief idea of what life was like in the old country. Life on the Lower East Side---the hard work, trying to become an American, a generation gap, a workers' strike at a shirtwaist factory, making friends, understanding and appreciating the adults in a young woman's life---all are part of the rest of the book. The afterword briefly describes the actual strike described in the story.
  raizel | Jul 3, 2009 |
A young immigrant, newly arrived in Manhattan in 1908, has conflicting feelings about her mother's increasingly radical union involvement. ( )
  STBA | Oct 15, 2007 |
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"Immigrant Ruth loves America. But she is embarrassed by her mother, who speaks only Yiddish and dresses like a greenhorn. Then, Mama is arrested for union activities, and Ruth discovers what truly matters. "A moving and vivid picture."--Horn Book

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The daughter of a Russian immigrant family, newly arrived in Manhattan in 1908, has conflicting feelings about her mother's increasingly radical union involvement.

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