Book Review: Dear America: Dreams in the Golden Country, The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl (New York City, 1903) by Kathryn Lasky

dreamsZipporah and her family are Jewish immigrants to the U.S. in the early 1900s. This book could have focused more upon Jewish culture, family values, and life in America in the early twentieth century, but the narrator was more consumed with her fascination with drama and acting. Instead of the story of a Jewish immigrant, this book is more of an “origin story” of a fictitious actress.