Molly's Pilgrim

Bullying Awareness & Prevention
Jewish Culture & Anti-Semitism
People, Identity & Culture
Religion & Religious Bigotry
Author(s):
Barbara Cohen
Illustrator(s):
Daniel Mark Duffy
Age Group:
6-10
Publisher:
HarperCollins
ISBN:
978-0688162801
Year:
Bullying Awareness & Prevention
Jewish Culture & Anti-Semitism
People, Identity & Culture
Religion & Religious Bigotry

Molly, a young Russian Jewish immigrant, feels that she doesn't belong and will never belong in America. Her third grade classmates make fun of her accent, her dress, her customs and mock her. With the help of a loving mother and the understanding of a sensitive teacher, Molly earns class recognition and, finally, happiness. Her clothespin Pilgrim doll resembles her Russian mother more than a traditional Pilgrim, for her mother is indeed a pilgrim who came to America for religious freedom.

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