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Kristina, 1904 by Elizabeth Claire Now Available on Kindle
Date:12/15/2012

Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) December 15, 2012

Kristina, 1904, The Greenhorn Girl tells the dramatic story of a 14-year-old girl who came to America from Slovakia more than a hundred years ago. Kristina’s story demonstrates that while travel, technology, and native country origins have changed, the reasons for coming to America, the struggles and sacrifices to be made, and the courage it requires of a new immigrant are still quite similar.

Kristina, 1904, the Greenhorn Girl is the first novel newcomers read in hundreds of intermediate classes for students of English as a second language across the United States.

With all the multicultural materials in education today, recent newcomers might not realize that their white English-speaking neighbors’ great grandparents went through many of the same experiences that they themselves face as newcomers: confusions, feelings of loneliness and homesickness, as well as the difficulties of learning English, the mistakes and the embarrassments. Just as they are today, immigrants then were victims of prejudice and exploitation.

Story: Kristina is the oldest child of a large, very poor family in Slovakia. She arrives in America after
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