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How I Found America by Anzia Yezierska
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Apr 28, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: 11th-grade-shelf
Read in April, 2009

A immigrant came to America because she believe there was hope to rise up. However, the person was met with struggles everywhere, house evictions, revolt of children, hunger, marriage and even struggling to maintain her own identity. She found writing as a way to express this and free her mind from such struggles.

This book was very sad. However, we were able to learn from a Jewish immigrant's experience of how one rise up to become a writer. In it, there are continuous amount of struggles, which particular people in America have to cope with. I guess this book was to tell us that even though America is a rich fat land to reap out of, there is still struggle and will continue to occur as long as we live. We live to struggle for the better. Unlike other countries, there is no struggle, if you ran out of food, it is possible you would die.
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