Reading the stories written by immigrants who sacrificed so much to improve their lives can help us have more compassion for others, and a better understanding of history. Sharing these stories with others unites us despite our differences in location and beliefs.
This book was written by Bessie’s granddaughter, Linda Bress Silbert, the narration taken from recorded interviews between Bessie and her daughter, Ann Bress. Linda and her husband own Strong Learning, Inc.
The book and website have a unique addition, a section titled Bessie’s America. It explains more about events, places, foods, and other bits of information that are mentioned in the book, allowing readers to use the book as a starting point for studying a wide variety of subjects during the early 1900s. The book can also be used as a family read-aloud.
Bessie’s Pillow is available in print in English or Spanish. There is also a Kindle version.
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Thank you to Deann from As We Bloom for writing this anchor post.