Dear America: Dreams in the Golden Country
Grades: 4 - 8
The popular Dear America series gives students a unique look at history through first-person eyes. Journals based on actual historical events and details depict daily life in past eras. Students will find the “diary” of the main character both compelling and informative! A look at immigration through the eyes of twelve-year-old Zippy, a Jewish immigrant from Russia, as she and her family come to America in hopes of having a better life. Though they face heartache and hardships on the Lower East Side of New York City, they come to realize that America truly is the Golden country.
Accelerated Reader® title, RL: 4.5. Lexile level: 750L.
Hardcover, 193 pages.