|Plot Summary of Hello America|
|"Livia Bitton-Jackson is a Holocaust survivor who came to the United States after World War II. Surviving the Nazis was only part of Livia's life. Hello America tells about being new to the United States and learning about living in America. Livia learns what being free is really all about as she experiences every day life. It is a fine example of how Jewish people adapted to living in freedom. It is humorous in places. Everyday life that we take for granted, Livia found amazing. When she worries about not having the necessary paperwork to travel from one New York City borough to another, a view of her life in Europe is evident. Livia describes her young adult life. She did not give up easily when she wanted to do something. The barriers put in front of her did not stop her. She was able to achieve much in life because she was able to come to the United States. "
Mary Benner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Hello America|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
- immigrant story
If this is a culture clash:
- minority culture living in majority area
ethnic of society (outside)
Period of greatest activity?
- Big city
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
- Eastern European
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
- Very much smarter than other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 76%-100% of book
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