Description: This second book in the UAHC's Do-It-Yourself Jewish adventure series for young readers is set in the turbulent Lower East Side of New York at the turn of the century. On every page you are forced to make a decision that will determine your future. Should you sew new clothes in a sweatshop or sell goods from a pushcart? Should you join the new struggling union being formed or take sides with your boss? When you succeed in saving money, should you invest it in your own factory or become a butcher? At each step up the ladder of success, you must choose. More than an adventure story, The Melting Pot is an educational tool that casually introduces the early teen reader to important Jewish values, historical events, and people.
By Kenneth Roseman
(130 Pages)Ages 8-11 Publisher: Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1984