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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,071 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Hesse Narrator: Angela Dawe Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Rifka knows nothing about America when she flees from Russia with her family in 1919. But she dreams that in the new country she will at last be safe from the Russian soldiers and their harsh treatment of the Jews. Throughout her journey, Rifka carries with her a cherished volume of poetry by Alexander Pushkin. In it, she records her observations and experiences in the form of letters to Tovah, the beloved cousin she has left behind.

Strong-hearted and determined, Rifka must endure a great deal: humiliating examinations by doctors and soldiers, deadly typhus, separation from all she has ever known and loved, murderous storms at sea, detainment on Ellis Island - and is if this is not enough, the loss of her glorious golden hair.

Based on a true story from the author's family, Letters from Rifka presents a real-life heroine with an uncommon courage and unsinkable spirit.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lydia | 2/17/2014

    " An easy young adult book. I enjoyed the simple way the story was presented as letters in a book her cousin gave her. The story is a common immigrant one from 1919 based on real life. A quick easy enjoyable read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Maxim Mocharnuk | 2/10/2014

    " SO BAD!!! ZERO STARS "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Teachermcdanel | 2/9/2014

    " was a little repetetive, but good story told through letters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rachael | 2/2/2014

    " This book could be great for a social studies unit about immigrants. It gives an account about what a girl had to do to get into America. It will show the students that people did not just walk up to America and enter. It was a lot more difficult that that. "

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