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Title:
Russian immigrants, 1860-1915
Author:
Frost, Helen, 1949-
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Publication Information:
Mankato, Minn. : Blue Earth Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 21 x 26 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the reasons Russian people left their homeland to come to America, the experiences the immigrants had in the new country, and the contributions this cultural group made to American society. Includes sidebars and activities.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.0 1.0 62728.
ISBN:
9780736812092
Format :
Book

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Discusses the reasons Russian people left their homeland to come to America, the experiences the immigrants had in the new country, and the contributions this cultural group made to American society. Includes activities.


Author Notes

Author Helen Frost was born in Brookings, South Dakota in 1949. She received a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education with an English concentration from Syracuse University and a Masters degree in English from Indiana University. She has taught writing from pre-school through university and has published poetry, children's books, anthologies, a play, and a book about teaching writing.

Skin of a Fish, Bones of a Bird, a collection of poetry, won the Women Poets Series Competition in 1993. Poems from that collection were awarded the Robert H. Winner Memorial Award and the Mary Carolyn Davies Memorial Award by the Poetry Society of America. She worked with the Fort Wayne YWCA and the Fort Wayne Youtheatre to help high school students write about how they had been affected by violence. This workshop led to a play and an anthology of student writing, both entitled Why Darkness Seems So Light. Keesha's House was awarded a Michael L. Printz Honor from the American Library Association in 2004.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Only the most basic and briefest of information is included here. Six short chapters cover early immigrants, life in the old country, the trip over, arriving and surviving in America, and keeping traditions. Other similarities include a map of the routes taken by most immigrants, three projects (one food recipe, one craft, and information on how to make a family tree), and a few English words that have their roots in the respective language. The information provided will enable students to answer basic questions but there is not enough here for in-depth reports. Captioned black-and-white or full-color photos or reproductions appear on nearly every page, and quotes in the margins give firsthand immigration experiences. "Words to Know" sections define featured words, but these words are not highlighted in the texts or indexed, which makes them difficult to find in context. Jane M. Leder's A Russian Jewish Family (Lerner, 1996) focuses on one family's experiences. Meg Greene Malvasi's The Russian Americans (Lucent, 2002) is similar in scope but for a slightly older audience. There is less available on Greek immigration. Purchase where needed to introduce students to other cultures and/or immigration.-Kathleen Simonetta, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Early Russian Immigrantsp. 4
Chapter 2 Life in the Old Countryp. 8
Chapter 3 The Trip Overp. 12
Chapter 4 Arriving in Americap. 16
Chapter 5 Surviving in Americap. 20
Chapter 6 Keeping Traditionsp. 24
Features
Immigration Route Mapp. 5
Make a Family Treep. 27
Timelinep. 28
Famous Russian Americansp. 29
Words to Knowp. 30
To Learn Morep. 31
Places to Write and Visitp. 31
Internet Sitesp. 32
Indexp. 32