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Russian immigrant Rebekah Levinsky hopes desperately that her dream will come true in America. On the difficult ocean journey to the "land of opportunity" she meets two other girls--Kristin Swensen from Sweden and Rose Carney from Ireland. The three quickly become friends as they share their visions of the future and endure life on the overcrowded ship.
Once they reach Elli Russian immigrant Rebekah Levinsky hopes desperately that her dream will come true in America. Instead of finding streets paved with gold, they slave seven days a week in a sweatshop. Will Rebekah find the courage to conquer the odds and find happiness in the United States of America. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published August 1st by Laurel Leaf first published More Details Original Title. Ellis Island 1.
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View 1 comment. Feb 18, Avigail rated it really liked it. I read this umpteen times when I was younger and loved the journeys and the friendships Nixon weaves together. This book is about a girl named Rebekah Levinsky who comes from a Russian Jewish family. Rebekah lived with her mother, father, her two older brothers, her younger sister, and her grandfather. When the Levinskys set out to America they have to stay in steerage with a whole bunch of other people.
Soon Rebekah makes two friends aboard the ship around the same age as her an.. Soon Rebekah makes two friends aboard the ship around the same age as her an Soon Rebekah makes two friends aboard the ship around the same age as her and they all discussed how they were scared to go to a different country. When America is only a few more days away steerage gets worse as the smell of old vomit fills the air and people not bathing.
When the Levinskys arrive in America Rebekah's grandfather, Mordecai has to return to Russia because he failed the final inspection. After that things get worse because the family has to work long hard hours only to be payed pennies. When Rebekah thought that nothing else bad could happen she receives a letter saying that her grandfather is dead.
But the Last think Rebekah's grandfather did before he died was write a letter to Rebekah never to give up her dreams. And later on Rebekah gets to have the education she wants.
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Im so happy to be able to share my love of all kinds of literature with my kids but especially this book. Jul 18, Miss Amanda rated it liked it Shelves: historical-fiction-gr , historical-fiction-gr , historical-fiction-overpgs. On the long miserable voyage, Rebekah is befriended by Kristin from Sweden whose story is continued in Land of Dreams and Rose from Ireland whose story is continued in Land of Promise. Together the girls shared their hopes for their new country and promise to achieve their dreams no matter what.
Rebek gr pgs Rebekah is determine to find a way to continue her education in her new home, but when her grandfather, who has always supported her dreams, is sent back from Ellis Island, Rebekah must somehow convince her parents on her own. Nov 12, Jack rated it liked it.
This book is about a Russian Jew by the name of Rebekah. Her and her family were immigrating from Russia to live in America. The reason I read this book is because in Social Studies we are doing immigration, and this book sadly did not give me any information I didn't already know. Also, the ending of this story seemed wrong, as there were still many loose ends to tie up.
For all I know, there is a sequel, and if this were true, my opinion of the book would most likely change for the better. Jul 06, Shelley rated it liked it. This book gives just a small glimpse to what immigrants went through to get to America. This book made me reflect on how good I have it and realize how blessed I am for being born in the United States of America, and having so many choices, freedoms, and opportunities to do whatever I want with my life.
I'm grateful to those women involved in the old school woman's movement, and the men who supported them.
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