Jewish Values: Hired Girl, the

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New York
Publication Year: 
2015
Number of Pages: 
400 p.
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Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs escapes her miserable father's farm and makes her way to Baltimore. She is taken in by a wealthy Jewish family as a hired girl. They are like no family she has ever met; their affection, religion, and education bind them into a warm unit totally foreign to Joan. She grows to love the family and is surprised and hurt to learn of anti-Semitism. She learns—sometimes through near disaster—about keeping kosher, navigating social classes, and first love. Her world expands as she encounters art, music, and literature.
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978-0763678180
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Yes
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