Monday, January 28, 2013

Leah Stupniker: Perspective

The journal of Leah Stupniker provides astounding insight on the mind of a young girl emigrating during the early 20th century.  I found her words to be deeply expressive and courageous.  The way in which she writes was well beyond her years, both in grammar and especially in experience.  The reader observes the suffering and hardships, most adults would find hard to endure, expressed intimately in her writings.  She has a certain optimism characteristic of strong-minded individuals but with a grasp on the reality of her world and an adult awareness of her situation.  Her yearning to return to her homeland makes the heart ache.

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