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Bread Givers Summary
Anzia Yezierska

Everything you need to understand or teach Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska.

  • Bread Givers Summary & Study Guide
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  • 30 Bread Givers Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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Bread Givers Summary

Plot Summary

Sara is ten years old, the daughter of Russians who came to America in search of a better life. She has three sisters, Bessie, Mashah and Fania, and none of the three girls has a job as the story begins. As the story begins, Bessie returns home from another fruitless search for work as Sara is peeling potatoes for the family's supper. Mashah arrives, full of good humor and laughter, saying that she purchased flowers for trimming her hat. When Fania arrives and discovers Mashah spent ten cents on the flowers, she throws her own hat to the floor, kicking it in frustration. This is the typical life of the Smolinsky family where merely having enough to eat is a constant struggle.

The family lives in New York. The parents are Reb and Shenah Smolinsky. Reb is a religious man to the exclusion of everything else—including...

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