|Date Published||April 2019|
|Leveled Reading||Level Z / Grade 7-8|
Faigy stopped writing, and put her head down, teary-eyed. “That’s the problem, Esti,” she said. “We’re leaving civilization to go to a midbar!”
“But Bubby and Zeidy and Mama and Papa wouldn’t lead us into a place of danger,” I whispered.
When Esti Fisher’s grandmother receives a mysterious letter, the curious eleven-year-old wonders about the secret it contains. Why is her close-knit family suddenly packing up and leaving the busy streets and towering skyscrapers of New York City, and moving to Fords, Kansas, with its underground railroad tunnels and dark, deserted house? Are
Esti and her family the only Jews in far-off Fords? How will their Yiddishkeit survive?
Secrets is a colorful, heartwarming adventure by popular author Sukey Gross. In this exciting historical tale, she takes readers on a fascinating journey through American life in the 1920s—from the hustle and bustle of the Upper East Side to the slow-paced, stark frontiers of the Midwest. Join Esti as she discovers one incredible secret after another—leading to the one that changes her life forever.