Moving from Chicago to Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1944, a young Jewish girl copes with her parents' increased fighting and adopts a new lifestyle which alienates her orthodox grandfather.
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Lone Star based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This book is about a girl who is moved out to the west during the time of the Holocaust. She feels confused about her religious beliefs and doesn't know whether or not to follow them or change them to a different religion. This book was okay for me. I did like how it does focus on confusion of religious values during such a hard time, but at the same time the book was not as interesting as I was hoping it would be.One way to involve students in this book would be to have the students tell me of their moving experience and what that made them feel like. Or do reflections for the students on they each would feel about moving to a different place.
Barbara Barrie the author of Lone Star wrote this book that has characters with personality. The whole book is really detailed. Lone Star is about a Jewish family that moved from a Jewish community in Chicago to a place in Texas. The daughter, Jane, is very thoughtful and she¿s trying to make friends. Her mother is angry and rude and her father is loving but weak. Jane asks her parents for a Christmas tree to be more like others. Her parents let her get the tree just this once. Her grandfather is visiting so Jane has to hide it in her closet so her grandfather won¿t see it. Her grandfather finds it and is furious. The book has much detail. If you like detailed writing, and if you enjoy family books then go ahead and read it, it might just interest you! ( Grades 5th to 8th )