Tal, Eve. Double Crossing.

Author:Flint-Ferguson, Janis
Position:Brief Article - Children's Review - Book Review

TAL, Eve. Double crossing. Cinco Puntos Press. 261p. c2005. 0-938317-94-6. $16.95. J

Raizel Balaban is almost 12 years old and she is about to journey from the Ukraine to America. With the Czar taking young men into the army, with pogroms, and with her father's failing business, the time has come for her family to make a dramatic change, and it has been decided that Raizel will go along to cook and care for her father until he can make enough money to bring the rest of the family to America. This novel follows their journey through the forest and into the city with many others who are also emigrating illegally. It tells of the people who helped along the way, and the people who took advantage of fleeing Jews in the early 1900s.

Tai's details provide haunting images as she takes her grandfather's story and retells it...

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