Jewish Values: Pavel and the Tree Army

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Place of Publication: 
Minneapolis
Publication Year: 
2019
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
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A refreshing take on a Jewish immigrant which exposes youngsters to the idea of Jews involved in agriculture in American history. Pavel, a Russian Jewish immigrant, takes his rabbi’s suggestion to join the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the Great Depression. He and his friend Anatoly travel west and meet men from the Midwest who question their allegiance to America as immigrants. Pavel and Anatoly learn how to plant and nurture trees. They dig ditches and gather rocks. He also learns how to sing “The Star-Bangled Banner” with the other immigrants. On the Fourth of July, the immigrants proudly sing America’s national anthem with hands over their hearts. They are truly Americans.
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ISBN: 
9781512444469
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No