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Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska
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really liked it

The beginning of the book has a discussion about the significance of the novel and what happened to the author and why it was not published until 75 years after its initial publication. This chapter helped me to appreciate the significance of the book and why it is being considered as a classic book of Amerian literature.

The classic novel of Jewish immigrants, with period photographs.

This book is set in the 1920s on the Lower East Side of Manhattan on Hester Street about a girl named Sara Smolinsky and all her struggles to attend college to become a teacher. Her struggles really focus on her understanding and growth as a person with her identity and responsibility towards family, love, and the feelings of being an outsider typical of many immigrants. I´m sure that other immigrants would be able to identify with the conflicts in the book.
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Reading Progress

July 17, 2014 – Started Reading
July 17, 2014 – Shelved
June 21, 2015 – Finished Reading

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