Queen for a Day
Thirteen-year-old Gertie Warshefsky lives with her grandmother and aunts in Brooklyn instead of in an orphanage, a debt Gertie is not allowed to forget. Grandma's constant reminders of Gertie's hopeless parents --"a mother in a lunatic asylum and a ne'er-do- well father out West somewhere 'making his fortune'"-- are made worse by threats that school is a waste of her time.
It sometimes seems to Gertie that no one cares for or understands her. The aunts, though only a few years older than she, treat her like their personal maid, and even her best friend's good intentions turn out wrong. How is she to escape this trap that seems to have been laid for her since the day she was born?
Gertie's account of her triumph over unfortunate odds is a warm and tender story, spiced with self-effacing humor. The ancient story of Queen Esther's brave stand against Haman, presented at the local religious school's annual Purim celebration, inspires her realization that, despite harsh realities, life is full of hope.
- 1981 Barbara Cohen
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