Changes for Rebecca (American Girl Collection Series: Rebecca #6)

Changes for Rebecca (American Girl Collection Series: Rebecca #6)

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by Jacqueline Dembar Greene
     
 

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"Let's make a movie!" Rebecca thinks this is a grand idea, but when her gentle cousin Ana plays the role of a cruel factory boss, the fun turns sour. Once Rebecca learns the truth about factories, though, she begins to see why Ana acted so mean. A few days later, Rebecca visits the factory where Ana's brother and father work, and she's horrified. How can anyone… See more details below

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"Let's make a movie!" Rebecca thinks this is a grand idea, but when her gentle cousin Ana plays the role of a cruel factory boss, the fun turns sour. Once Rebecca learns the truth about factories, though, she begins to see why Ana acted so mean. A few days later, Rebecca visits the factory where Ana's brother and father work, and she's horrified. How can anyone work in such conditions? Is this the life that's in store for Ana? But as awful as the factory is, Tasha knows that Ana's father and brother desperately need their jobs. There's got to be a way to make things better at the factory--and Rebecca is determined to do her part, even if it means marching straight into danger.

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Children's Literature - Suzanna E. Henshon
Rebecca Rubin dreams of being a movie star, but her parents want her to become a teacher when she grows up. Can Rebecca please her parents while still pursuing her own dreams? When Rebecca and Ana play act working in a factory, Rebecca begins to understand that factory jobs trap immigrants in poverty. During a visit to a factory, Rebecca is horrified at the working conditions, but can she help her uncle, cousin, and the other people who are trapped in these terrible working conditions? Can a ten-year-old girl really make a difference in the world? Rebecca decides she has to take a stand during a factory strike, even though it means putting her own life in danger. She gives a passionate speech about workers' rights and does her part to bring about social change in her community. Young readers will enjoy stepping back in time with the intelligent new member of the "American Girl" series, Rebecca Rubin. Reviewer: Suzanna E. Henshon, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593695316
Publisher:
American Girl Publishing, Inc
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Series:
American Girl Collection Series: Rebecca, #6
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
750L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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