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Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 and died in 1506. Columbus is considered to be ‘the principal European discoverer of America.” He was born in…

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New York

New York

The city of New York plays a vital role in the story. New York is not only where the protagonist Sara Smolinsky lives with her…

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Education

Education

Throughout the novel, Sara has a desire to attain an education to become a school teacher. Instead of adhering to the cultural norms of education,…

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Show Me Off

Show Me Off

Excerpt: “He wants me to be dressed in the latest style, yet he kicks I’m spending all his money. He wants everything grand but cheap. When…

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Sara's Mirror Reflection

Sara’s Mirror Reflection

Excerpt: “I studied myself in the mirror. I examined, one by one, the features that gazed back at me. Tired eyes. Eyes that gazed far away…

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Strength of a Million People

Strength of a Million People

Excerpt: “How strong, how full of life and hope I felt as I walked out the bakery. I opened my arms, burning to hug the new…

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Torah Wisdom

Torah Wisdom

The Torah plays a significant role in Reb Smolinsky. Throughout the novel, Reb Smolinsky (Sara’s father) references the teachings of the Torah to dictate the…

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Pilgrim

Pilgrim

As stated in the Cambridge English Dictionary a pilgrim was “a member of the group of English people who sailed to America and began living…

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The Strength of a Million People

The Strength of a Million People

“How strong, how full of life and hope I felt as I walked out the bakery.  I opened my arms, burning to hug the new…

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New World

New World

Quotation: “That burning day when I got ready to leave New York and start out of my journey to college!  I felt like Columbus starting…

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