All of a Kind Family

Author Name: 
Taylor, Sydney
Grades: 
4
5
6
Comments: 
General
Historical Fiction. Jewish girls growing up in the Lower East Side. Jewish content somewhat accurate. Jewish girl has crush on non-Jewish peddler- she is awkward around him and blushes. She is sad when she finds out he has a "sweetheart" he is trying to locate. She imagines when he finds his sweetheart "he will take her in his arms..." When he does really find her he kisses her. Mention of unreviewed book by title- "Peter and Polly In Winter". Brief , unimportant mentions of old fashioned undergarments. Oldest girl dresses up in boy's clothing for Purim.Children read St. Nicholas" magazine. Mixed swimming at the beach (illustration of coed beach scene in old fashioned bathing suits) . Family seems to eat purchased food (eg candy, ice cream, hot pretzel, etc.) without worrying about kashrus- but not stated clearly. Language- heck (p113), freak. It may be a classic, but...
School Resource: 
Teen: 
0
Rating: 
Problematic
Book ID: 
200