Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse

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Letters from Rifka is a kid’s novel that is a good read if you want to know more about life as a Jew in the past. Rifka is a girl whose family is trying to flee Russia’s horrible treatment and go to America. Things just don’t seem to work out for her and her family though and she ends up being left behind. As the title suggests, this book is written as a collection of letters to her cousin Tovah. This book has won the National Jewish Book Award by the JWB Jewish Book Council and it was rightfully earned. I recommend this story to those in grade 4 and up.

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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.