Even at the age of nine, little Golda Meir was known for her leadership skills. As president of the American Young Sisters Society, she organized friends to raise money to buy textbooks for immigrant classmates. This story is a glimpse at the early life of Israel’s first woman Prime Minister.
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About the Author
Barbara Krasner publishes the popular blog, The Whole Megillah: The Writer’s Resource for Jewish-Themed Story. She runs workshops and conferences for Jewish writers at the Highlights Foundation and in conjunction with the Association of Jewish Libraries. Barbara has an M.F.A. in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of many articles, short stories, poems, and books. Goldie Takes a Stand is her first children’s book.
Erin Yuen has recorded over 20 audiobooks and DVDs, including short story collections, romance novels, and children's books. AudioFile Magazine has noted Erin's "vocal flexibility" and ability "to create a range of distinct voices." She teaches undergraduate theatre classes at Siena Heights University, as well as acting classes for their afterschool program. In addition to teaching, Erin performs, directs, and coaches acting students in the southeastern Michigan/northwestern Ohio area. She holds a BFA in musical theatre from the University of Michigan. Erin lives with her family in southeastern Michigan.
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Goldie Takes a Stand!
Golda Meir's First Crusade
By Barbara Krasner, Kelsey Garrity-Riley
Kar-Ben PublishingCopyright © 2014 Barbara Krasner
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"Will the meeting please come to order?" I announced to the girls crowded into our two-room Walnut Street apartment.
It was the first meeting of the American Young Sisters Society, a group of Jewish immigrants from Russia. I, Goldie Mabowehz, naturally appointed my self president.
In the room was my little sister Clara, my best friend Regina, my neighbor Belle and her sister Frieda, my classmate Lillian, and others.
I had called the meeting to discuss textbooks.
"The kids in our school don't have enough money to buy them," I explained. "They need our help."
"Have you seen Hymie's book?" asked Regina. "He say she's the third person in his family to use it. It's missing half its pages."
"Jennie keeps peeking over my shoulder to see my book," Frieda said. "I wish she'd get her own."
"How much money do we have to raise?" asked Belle.
"Three cents a week," I said, "from each of us." As the best math student in the whole fourth grade, naturally it was up to me to figure this out.
Lillian groaned. "Goldie, that's too much. A loaf of bread costs three cents."
"So does a quart of milk," added Sarah.
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