FORVERTS’ American Girl!

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Rebecca's Grandfather reads the FORVERTS (book 3 page 31)

Rebecca's Grandfather reads the FORVERTS (book 3 page 31)

Meet Rebecca Rubin, the newest member of the “American Girl” family.

The year is 1914 & Rebecca is living on the Lower East Side with an extended family (including Grandpa & Bubbie, plus Papa’s brother who just arrived from Russia with his wife, daughter & two sons).  In the introduction, author Jacqueline Dembar Greene tells us “Rebecca’s parents and grandparents came to America before Rebecca was born, along with milllions of other Jewish immigrants from different parts of the world… Rebecca’s grandparents spoke mostly Yiddish… (see glossary).”

There are six books in the Rebecca Rubin collection, taking her from Ellis Island to Coney Island to an ILGWU picket line!  In the middle of book three, CANDLELIGHT FOR REBECCA, there’s a picture of Rebecca and her grandfather (holding a copy of the FORVERTS).  Can one assume that Grandpa was a proud subscriber — like so many of us still are today?

In addition to the Rebecca Rubin series, Jacqueline Dembar Greene is the author of many wonderful books for young people including THE TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST FACTORY FIRE (2007) and  THE SECRET SHOFAR OF BARCELONA (2009).  The Chicago YIVO Society sends a sheynem dank to our schvester Jacqueline for a job well done.

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