With New York City as her backdrop, a first-generation American girl dreams big while trying to honor the role her family expects her to play.
Rebecca Rubin longs to become an actress in the new “moving pictures” everyone talks about, but her parents envision a different life for her. When extended family attempts to migrate from Russia to America, will Rebecca be able to stand in the spotlight and still reach out to help others shine their brightest?
Join Rebecca on her journey as she grows to love life in America—and takes every chance to act on behalf of those in need.
“Rebecca’s story will appeal to all who see America as a haven and homeland. Rebecca’s positive attitude, caring nature, and deep appreciation of her family and its traditions make her a role model for girls everywhere.”
—Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson, Director of the Women's Rabbinic Network, Hebrew Union College
Guidance for girls today
The challenges of the immigrant experience are a nearly universal story in the United States. Today’s girls can learn from Rebecca’s example of showing courage as she adapts to a new culture, and a kind heart as she welcomes more new Americans like herself.