Call Me Ruth
Author: Marilyn Sachs
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Culture and Diversity, Immigration, Parents
While Ruth goes to school and eagerly learns English on Manhattan's Lower East Side, Mama works painfully long hours, speaks only Yiddish, and dresses like a greenhorn. But when Mama is arrested for union activities, Ruth must decide whether it is her beautiful American teacher or her embarrassing mother who truly matters to her.