Circle Book Group: "Rebel Cinderella"

Online, on Zoom

Our October book is Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches to Radical, the Epic Journey of Rose Pastor Stokes by Adam Hochschild

From the bestselling author of King Leopold's Ghost and Spain in Our Hearts comes the astonishing but forgotten story of an immigrant sweatshop worker who married an heir to a great American fortune and became one of the most charismatic radical leaders of her time. Rose Pastor arrived in New York City in 1903, a Jewish refugee from Russia who had worked in cigar factories since the age of eleven. Two years later, she captured headlines across the globe when she married James Graham Phelps Stokes, scion of one of the legendary 400 families of New York high society. Together, this unusual couple joined the burgeoning Socialist Party and, over the next dozen years, moved among the liveliest group of activists and dreamers this country has ever seen. 
There are many print copies in the Minuteman Library Network and also an ebook and an audiobook in the Digital Collection
The following meeting after this will be on December 6. Title to be decided at this October meeting.
Meeting on: October 25 from 10:15 AM until 12:15 pm. This is an open group that welcomes all readers interested in expanding their understanding of the wide variety of Jewish experiences throughout history and across the world. 
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The Zoom information for this meeting will be shared closer to the event via email. To learn more about Zoom based on the device you are using, check out this BWC Zoom Guide.To make sure you're on the Book Group email list, contact Fredi Dworkin, Shelly Dein, and Marie Ariel at,,