"Dreams in the Golden Country" by Kathryn Lasky
New dreams and old traditions flourish and clash when a Jewish girl and her family emigrate from Russia to America.
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (March 1, 1998)
MY THOUGHTS: This book is written like a diary. Zipporah is the one doing the talking. She is 10 years old when her family immigrates from Russia to America. She keeps a diary for about 18 months. All her hopes, dreams and tragedy's are written here. The first thing she has to do is go to school. Since Zipporah can't speak English very well they put her in with the first graders. But she learns fast and moves up through the school system. Zipporah's one big dream is to become an actress in the theater. Does she make it in the theater? You'll have to read the book to find out.
MY RATING: 5