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Jacqueline Dembar Greene

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Verk av Jacqueline Dembar Greene

Meet Rebecca 1914 (2009) 778 exemplar
Rebecca and Ana (2009) 268 exemplar
Out of Many Waters (1988) 208 exemplar
The Secret Shofar of Barcelona (2009) 162 exemplar
Nathan's Hanukkah Bargain (1986) 63 exemplar
What His Father Did (1992) 43 exemplar
One Foot Ashore (1994) 37 exemplar
The Emperor's Teacup (2001) 30 exemplar
The Maya (First Book) (1992) 21 exemplar
The Hanukah Tooth (1980) 14 exemplar
The Chippewa (First Book) (1993) 13 exemplar
Tohono O'Odham (1998) 9 exemplar
Rebecca: An American Girl (2010) 3 exemplar
The Leveller (1984) 3 exemplar

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Greene, Jacqueline Dembar
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Greene, Jacqueline Dembar
Massachusetts, USA



I continue to find MaryEllen one of the less interesting historical characters, and maybe that's because her stakes are relatively low (which is ok; these characters are 10 year olds and history shouldn't necessarily be a gallery of trauma). The Finders Keepers Rule revels in it's Daytona Beach setting, and would be good for learning about the Atlantic coast of Florida, and who actually owns something that's found via salvage.

Only one of her friends was around (a little surprised the Karens weren't interested in prepping for the big dance?) but there were lots of good interactions between the Larkin siblings.… (mer)
Daumari | Dec 28, 2023 |
It's the rescue/Saves the Day book! I do like Rebecca's more than Julie's if only because I still cannot fathom that people actually did a wagon train repeat on the bicentennial.

Rebecca's older brother Victor turns 13 and has a bar mitzvah, reading from the Torah. To celebrate officially becoming a man, the family goes to Coney Island! Plot ensues. It's an okay adventure, just didn't feel like I got anything deep out of this one.
Daumari | Dec 28, 2023 |
Really liked this one, as it went into the immigrant experience in 1914. Rebecca's paternal uncle and his family arrive from Russia, but her 15 year old cousin Josef is detained on Ellis Island because he hurt his leg on the boat and immigration officials consider anything less than perfect health as a potential reason to deport people back from where they came.

Ana is of an age with Rebecca and starts school with her, and though she knows some English she still has an accent and is teased for it. Mama encourages assimilation because truthfully, they're about to be Americans now, and assimilation is a survival tactic. My own grandparents faced similar choices growing up in the 1920s midwest- Yeh-yeh intentionally did not teach his own children Cantonese because he recalled being picked on for it as a child. Still, Rebecca wants to sing "You're a Grand Old Flag for the school assembly on the new flag (Arizona and New Mexico!)- whatever will she do with her cousin?

There's children-appropriate discussion of housing issues for immigrants as well as work issues and patriotism.
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Daumari | 1 annan recension | Dec 28, 2023 |
Really liked this one! Candlelight continues the themes around assimilation and being American from [b:Rebecca and Ana|6098130|Rebecca and Ana (American Girls Rebecca, #2)|Jacqueline Dembar Greene||6275264], where Miss Maloney has the class make Christmas centerpieces as a fun and festive classroom activity... even though several students don't actually celebrate the Christian holiday. Meanwhile, downstairs neighbor Mr. Rossi is sick and needs Rebecca's help in feeding his pigeons and finding his cat.

Conversations also go over how Hanukkah isn't necessarily a MAJOR holiday in the Jewish calendar, but due to seasonal proximity to Christmas and capitalism, it's become a larger deal in the United States, and the importance of family.

edit: just remembered- early on at school, the book describes Miss Maloney running the students through exercise, partially to warm them up but also general stretches and health- it reminds me of Samantha doing the same in her books set a decade earlier!
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Daumari | Dec 28, 2023 |



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