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Meet Rebecca : an American girl (edition 2009)

by Jacqueline Dembar Greene, Robert Hunt (Illustrator), Susan McAliley (Illustrator)

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Title:Meet Rebecca : an American girl
Authors:Jacqueline Dembar Greene
Other authors:Robert Hunt (Illustrator), Susan McAliley (Illustrator)
Info:Middleton, WI : American Girl Pub., c2009.
Collections:Read, Unowned, American Girls
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Meet Rebecca (American Girls Collection) by Jacqueline Dembar Greene

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  cavlibrary | May 22, 2012 |
This is a likeable story that effectively weaves in various aspects of Jewish culture and early twentieth-century New York life into the storyline. It also captures the common immigrant experience of the younger generation adopting different customs and negotiating the pulls between Old World and New. In the end, Rebecca's idea to sell her handiwork is recognized by the family as a Russian tradition in that it is another example of a youngest daughter solving the family's riddle as told in the famous Russian tale of Clever Karina.

In addition to researching any of the popular culture or historic figures and events mentioned in the back of the text, this book could be used as a jumping off point for students to research their own family history. They could interview older relatives to find out the story of when their family came to the United States (or even to a certain region in the US) and why. They could find out what challenges and changes the family faced by the move. These could become polished writing and presentation pieces to share.
  kimcc | Jun 23, 2010 |
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In 1914 New York City, nine-year-old Rebecca is determined to show her family that she is old enough to light the Shabbos candles and go to the movies.

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