The STORE THAT MAMA BUILT by Lehrman

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Birdie, a young Jewish girl, and her immigrant mother both shoulder the responsibility of maintaining the family store when Birdie's father dies suddenly after moving the whole family from New York City to a small town in Pennsylvania.
 

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Published June 30, 1992 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 126 pages
Genres: Young Adult. Fiction

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Birdie Fried is 12 in 1917 when her father dies, leaving her mother with six children to provide for in the mill town of Steelton, Pa.

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Birdie sees the local prejudice against blacks as similar to the anti-Semitism her family escaped in Russia, and she encourages her mama to extend credit to black families, especially since none of the other businesses will.

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