Call Me Ruth by Marilyn Sachs

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"Immigrant Ruth loves America. But she is embarrassed by her mother, who speaks only Yiddish and dresses like a greenhorn. Then, Mama is arrested for union activities, and Ruth discovers what truly matters. "A moving and vivid picture."--Horn Book

About Marilyn Sachs

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Marilyn Sachs, author of Lost in America, is also the author of more than 40 award-winning books, including A Pocket Full of Seeds, and the National Book Award finalist The Bear's House. She is a lifetime member of the Jane Austen Society and founder of its San Francisco branch.
Published June 1, 1982 by Doubleday. 134 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An eight-year-old Russian Jewish girl newly arrived in New York City in 1908 is torn between loyalty to her ``greenhorn'' mother and her desire to embrace contemporary American ways.

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