Jewish Values: Silver Days

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Publication Year: 
2005
Number of Pages: 
185 p.
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Adjustment to America for the middle class Platt family is not easy. As refugees, the three sisters' parents have an especially difficult time earning a living. Mrs. Platt, who had a maid in Germany, becomes one in the U. S. in order to make ends meet. The three girls adjust better than their parents, doing well in school, working to help out, and making new friends. When Mr. Platt, an optimistic, ebullient character, decides he can do better in California, the Platts move to Los Angeles, where indeed, life does improve somewhat. Although word of her mother's death at Auschwitz causes Mrs. Platt to have a breakdown, the family supports one another and eventually has some reason to be optimistic about the future. Told by Lisa, the middle sister, the story reveals some of the adjustments to America that non-English speaking immigrants must make.
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ISBN: 
689715706
Book ID: 
982
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No