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Letters from Rifka

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Publisher:
H. Holt,
Pub. Date:
c1992.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 4.2 - AR Pts: 4
Lexile measure:
660L
Fountas & Pinnell:
S
Description
"America," the girl repeated. "What will you do there?" I was silent for a little time. "I will do everything there," I answered. Rifka knows nothing about America when she flees from Russia with her family in 1919. But she dreams that in the new country she will at last be safe from the Russian soldiers and their harsh treatment of the Jews. Throughout her journey, Rifka carries with her a cherished volume of poetry by Alexander Pushkin. In it, she records her observations and experiences in the form of letters to Tovah, the beloved cousin she has left behind. Strong-hearted and determined, Rifka must endure a great deal: humiliating examinations by doctors and soldiers, deadly typhus, separation from all she has ever known and loved, murderous storms at sea, detainment on Ellis Island--and is if this is not enough, the loss of her glorious golden hair. Based on a true story from the author's family, Letters from Rifka presents a real-life heroine with an uncommon courage and unsinkable spirit.
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ISBN:
9780805019643
9780140363913
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 4.2, 4 Points
Lexile measure:
660L
Fountas & Pinnell:
S
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full_title letters from rifka
author hesse karen
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lastUpdate 2018-04-19 04:36:40AM

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subject_facet Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile fiction, Emigration and immigration -- Stories, Jews -- Fiction, Jews -- Stories, Letters -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Letters from Rifka
title_full Letters from Rifka / Karen Hesse
title_short Letters from Rifka
topic_facet Emigration and immigration, Jews, Letters, Stories