It is late 1903, and Rachel and her family are leaving Russia to escape the murderous riots against Jews. They travel cross country on the Trans-Siberian Railway to the coast and board a ship for Shanghai. China offers refuge, but life for them there is difficult and strange. Rachel is determined to ensure her family’s survival, but does not want to give up her dreams for her future. The opportunity to write for a Jewish newspaper in Shanghai may be the solution she’s been hoping for. The story that began in the novel Rachel’s Secret continues in Rachel’s Promise and Rachel’s Hope.
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- ISBN: 9781927583142
- Author: Sanders, Shelly
- Published: 2013
- Themes: Jew, new experience, political upheaval, prejudice, Racism, refugee, riot, Shanghai, struggling, Survival
- Descriptors: China, Historical Fiction, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Russia