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April 22, 2020

Ephrastic April, Day 22: "The Lonely Refugee"

"The Lonely Refugee" (1921) by Susan Ricker Knox [1874-1959].

"wear a red babushka

otherwise how will
he know you?"

did she even ask
if I wanted to be known
by a stranger?

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  1. So many questions must have been in their minds. My students and I visited Ellis Island. They were given the challenge to find one story that touched them & then that evening we each shared with the group. It was a powerful moment, to know that the students learned about those who came this way, wanting something more or escaping, too. Some of the students knew that their grandparents or older had arrived this way, but hadn't known many details. Thanks, Diane, this is poignant!

    1. I have yet to visit Ellis Island. It's on my bucket list. I appreciate reading how your class each selected a story that touched them. Stories have a way of doing that...