Candlelight for Rebecca (American Girl Collection Series: Rebecca #3) by Jacqueline Dembar Greene, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Candlelight for Rebecca (American Girl Collection Series: Rebecca #3)

Candlelight for Rebecca (American Girl Collection Series: Rebecca #3)

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by Jacqueline Dembar Greene
     
 

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Rebecca's teacher assigns the class to make Christmas decorations--but Rebecca's family is Jewish and doesn't celebrate Christmas. Her teacher tells her that Christmas is a national holiday, for all Americans to celebrate. Although her parents came from Russia, Rebecca knows she's as American as anyone else, even without celebrating Christmas. Could her teacher be

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Rebecca's teacher assigns the class to make Christmas decorations--but Rebecca's family is Jewish and doesn't celebrate Christmas. Her teacher tells her that Christmas is a national holiday, for all Americans to celebrate. Although her parents came from Russia, Rebecca knows she's as American as anyone else, even without celebrating Christmas. Could her teacher be wrong? If Rebecca does the project, her family is sure to be upset; if she doesn't, her teacher will be displeased. Then, on the first night of Hanukkah, Rebecca finds kindness in an unexpected place--and learns the real meaning of the holiday season.

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Children's Literature - Suzanna E. Henshon
Rebecca Rubin, a Jewish-American girl living in New York City in 1914, loves celebrating Hanukah with her family, but her teacher, Miss Malone, assigns the class to make Christmas decorations. Even though Miss Malone tells Rebecca that Christmas is a national holiday, Rebecca wonders whether it is wrong to make Christmas decorations. What will her family think? Will her grandmother, Bubba, disapprove of the centerpiece that Rebecca worked so hard to create, and does Rebecca's Jewish faith really make her less American than her classmates? Just when Rebecca begins to doubt the strength of her own patriotism, she realizes the true spirit of the holiday season is caring and loving family and friends. Rebecca takes pride in creating Hanukah presents for her family. In this heart-warming story from the "American Girl" series, Rebecca comes to terms with her Jewish faith and learns how to celebrate the holiday season by reaching out to neighbors and friends in need. Reviewer: Suzanna E. Henshon, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593695828
Publisher:
American Girl Publishing, Inc
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Series:
American Girl Collection Series: Rebecca, #3
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
770L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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