My Name is Not Gussie

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By Mikki Machlin
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Walter Lorraine Books
My Name is Not Gussie
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Golda and her family are leaving their home in Russia to embark on an exciting journey. But why are the grownups crying? Golda doesnt understand. All she knows is that she and her family are going to America, where the streets are paved with gold and money grows on trees. Soon Golda realizes that her grandparents will not be coming with them on the voyage, but even this sad fact can not quell her excitement for the trip. Things are as different as they possibly can be in America. Golda soon comes to learn that there are no golden streets in New York City, but that wishes can still come true, even in this foreign place. This beguiling tale of the immigrant experience, told through the eyes of a child, is sure to warm the heart of every reader.

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5838 words5,838 words
32 pages32 pages
Lexile 580LLexile 580L
Grade 3 to 6Grade 3 to 6
Published 1999Published 1999

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