Must be tough times and long time ago. I wonder why Jessie and her Grandmother are poor? Couldn't they have a little more money?
Jessie must have a really tough life because her parents died when she was a baby and that must make her really sad.
I thought that the setting might be Poland because Poland was kinda poor back then.
I wonder what is a Rabbi?
Jessie went to school with boys and that must be bad for her because she has no girl friends.
Rabbi got a ticket to America and I wonder if he will give the ticket to Jessie?
Jessie got to go to America!!!
Jessie is a 13 year old going to America! That is kinda young! I would be scared to leave my grandmother to go to America.
Jessie gave grandmother her mother's wedding ring. Why?
Words of the wiser from the grandmother. " Life will be better in America."
Must be really tough on the boat because back then, in the olden days, if you travel on a boat it was really tough.
People think that America's road was paved with gold but it was not.
She is missing her grandmother. She would like to show her grandmother New York and show her how pretty it is in America.
Jessie made friends with a guy on the ship!
Jessie found her friend from the ship walking in the park! His name is Lou.
I wonder if they will get married because they like each other.
Lou proposed to Jessie wanting her to marry him but Jessie said "Maybe later."
Jessie must be making money for the wedding if she said later.
Jessie made some money making dresses and selling them and when she had enough, she bought another ticket to America and sent it to her grandmother!
Grandmother gave Jessie her mothers wedding ring. I think that Jessie gave her mother's wedding ring to her grandmother because she wanted it safe with her.
What did you think of this book? What did you like and what did you dislike?
This was historical fiction. What do you like about historical fiction and what don't you like?
When the book ended, what were you thinking about? What are you still wondering or wish you'd know more about? Why do you want to know?
Answers: 1. I thought this book was amazing! It brought me so close to the times in the book. It just touched me amazingly. I disliked that the book was a little sad. 2. I love about historical fiction is that you learn about all the different kinds of events in history. It seems interesting learning all about the different events. 3. I would love to know what kind of life Jessie and grandmother had. I wonder when grandmother died. I also wonder if Jessie got married with Lou. I was also thinking if grandmother and Jessie had a very good life or maybe even an amazing life in New York.