37 E. Springtown Rd. Long Valley, NJ 07853 (Morris County) | Phone 908.876.3596
37 E. Springtown Rd. Long Valley, NJ 07853 (Morris County) | Phone 908.876.3596

The Boston Girl

by Anita Diamant

A retrospective look at 70 years of Addie Baum’s life is shared in a letter format to her granddaughter, Ava. Addie is the youngest of three girls whose parents emigrated to New York City in the early 1910’s. We follow Addie as she and her sisters struggled with the realities of child labor, tenement housing, poor working conditions, and poverty. Addie makes her way through life trying to reconcile her mother’s anger at the new world they live in and her inability to accept progress for the women in the 20th century. Although the book starts out somewhat depressing, it quickly picks up as Addie adapts to all that comes her way. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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