Penina discovers something very special on the streets of New York City and she is determined to return it to its owner. But in this big, bustling city of the 1840s, that turns out to be much more difficult than she imagined ….
Meet Penina Mendes, a Jewish girl from London, England, growing up in the 1840s. Descended from Jews who fled from Spain in 1492, Penina comes from a wealthy family well-known for its tradition of community chesed. Penina is clever and energetic and is just starting to learn about the world around her. Now you can learn about her world, too!
About the series
In Jewish Girls Around the World, you’ll meet many fascinating Jewish girls from our past. Read about them and experience their worlds. Times and places may change, but being a Jewish girl is always something to celebrate.
Author: Miriam Walfish
Hardcover | 5.5″ x 8.5″ | 176 pages | ISBN 978-1-60763-074-6