Staff Review: The Boston Girl – Anita Diamant

Boston. GirlReviewed by Carol

Early in the 20th century Jewish families were leaving the “old country” for America. Addie Baum’s family was one that settled in Boston in the poor section of the North End. Of three sisters, Addie is the youngest and only born here. She is determined to be truly American and a “Boston girl” and faces many barriers along the way. This is a story of 85 year-old Addie Baum, telling her life’s journey to her youngest granddaughters. Full of struggle, loss and love. A moving immigrant read that almost all ethnic groups lived through in their adventure to be American.

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