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Coming to the US from Eastern Europe and Russia
Young Adult Fiction
Double Crossing by
Call Number: Tal Doubl
261 pages. In this story set in 1905, Raizel reluctantly leaves Russia with her father to find safety and freedom in the United States. The journey across the ocean to Ellis Island presents them with many hardships, including the choices they have to make because of their religious faith.
The Last Chicken in America by
Call Number: PS3612.I866L37 2007
234 pages. This is a collection of short stories that take place in the same neighborhood. The stories are about Jewish Russian immigrants living in a suburban neighborhood of Pittsburgh. They try to make sense of the collision of cultures, religions, social customs, and generational attitudes.