December 26, 2005

by Reb Yudel
Hey, what's wrong with Emma Goldman, Hanna Senesh and Judy Blume?

The Newhouse news service reports: Books give Jewish girls their own heroines
Miriam, 10, is a Russian Jewish girl who in 1914 has her entire life uprooted when her family decides to flee from persecution and pogroms to America.

Reyna, 12, is Chinese, part of a small population of Chinese "Israelites," who live in Kaifeng on the Yellow River. Through her sharp intuition, Reyna saves her father from a disastrous business deal.

The girls are the subjects of new illustrated paperback books in what will be a series of historical fiction combined under the title "Gali Girls."

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