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Goldie Takes a Stand

Goldie Takes a Stand

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A 2015 Sydney Taylor Honor Book for Younger Readers!

Even at the age of nine, little Golda Meir was known for being a leader. As the president of the American Young Sisters Society, she organizes her friends to raise money to buy textbooks for immigrant classmates. A glimpse at the early life of Israel s first female Prime Minister, who was born in Russia and grew up in Milwaukee, this story is based on a true episode in the early life of Golda Meir.

ISBN: 978-1-4677-1201-9 (Paperback)

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Author: Barbara Krasner
Illustrator: Kelsey Garrity-Riley
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"The text does ably capture a decisive Goldie, and what's especially fun here is the artwork, particularly the images of the girls - a nest of almost doll-like figures."
-- Booklist

"This is a lovely addition to the biography shelf for the youngest readers" 
-- starred review, Jewish Book World

"it is a pleasure to find this new release for very young children relating a specific incident in the life of young Golda Meir. Many little girls will find a kindred spirit in the story of Golda Mabowehz, a take-charge kind of kid"
-- Jewish Journal

"A solid choice for read-alouds, it could spark discussions about service learning, immigration, leadership, and inspiring female role models. Goldie's strong voice comes through, and the conversational tone makes it accessible for readers." 
-- School Library Journal

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