Shapiro, David L. Sara's Journey.

Author:Griffin, Maureen
Position::Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

SHAPIRO, David L. Sara's journey. Jewish Publication Society. 291p. c2005. 0-8276-0776-8. $12.95. JS

The struggles of Sara and those dear to her unfold from a brutal Russian winter of 1919 to the State of Israel's first spring in 1948. Orphaned at age 12, Sara leaves her destroyed village and begins a perilous journey toward Budapest. As she travels at night, she tries to follow her father's advice: "Be bold, be brave, but do not be foolhardy." Along the way, she meets kind gypsies who themselves must confront persecution and poverty. In the city, a cousin helps Sara find a job. Ultimately, she...

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