Dreams in the Golden Country
Book information
Author Kathryn Lasky
Series Dear America
Publishers Scholastic
Publication date March 1, 1998[1]
Pages 192
ISBN 9780590029735
Book in series 9
Film Dreams in the Golden Country
Preceded by West to a Land of Plenty
Followed by Standing in the Light

Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl is a historical fiction book written by Kathryn Lasky. It is the ninth book in the Dear America series by Scholastic. The book was published in March 1998 and was followed by Standing in the Light. It was adapted into a television film in 1999.


"For Nat and Lochi Glazer"

Book descriptionEdit

"March 11, 1904
I forgot to tell you that yesterday Boris said to me, "Well, Zippy, maybe some play that is coming up will need children and you can audition." I said, "From your mouth to God's ears, Boris!" Now I can think of nothing else. I told Miriam last night in bed my secret dreams of wanting to become an actress. She squeezed my hand. It was a squeeze that seemed to sat we both have secret dreams, mine the theater and hers love. Then she said, "What is it about this country that makes one dream such big dreams?" I yawned sleepily and said yes, I knew what she meant, and look at Tovah with her union dreams. There is something in the air here in America that does this to people.



Main article: List of Dreams in the Golden Country characters



Dreams in the Golden Country on VHS

Main article: Dear America: Dreams in the Golden Country

A Picture of Freedom was adapted into a short television film in 1999. The film was produced by Scholastic Entertainment and aired on HBO. It was released on video tape the same year. Natalie Vansier starred in the film as Zipporah.


Main article: Kathryn Lasky

Kathryn Lasky (born June 24, 1944) is an American children's author. She is also known for writing The Night Journey, Wolves of the Beyond, and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. She is the author of four books in Dear America, five in The Royal Diaries, one in My Name Is America, and three in My America.


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v - e - dDear America

A Journey to the New World | The Winter of Red Snow | When Will This Cruel War Be Over? | A Picture of Freedom
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie | So Far from Home | I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly
West to a Land of Plenty | Dreams in the Golden Country | Standing in the Light | Voyage on the Great Titanic
A Line in the Sand | My Heart Is on the Ground | The Great Railroad Race | The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow
A Light in the Storm | Color Me Dark | A Coal Miner's Bride | My Secret War | One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping
Valley of the Moon | Seeds of Hope | Early Sunday Morning | My Face to the Wind | Christmas After All | A Time for Courage
Where Have All the Flowers Gone? | Mirror, Mirror on the Wall | Survival in the Storm | When Christmas Comes Again
Land of the Buffalo Bones | Love Thy Neighbor | All the Stars in the Sky | Look to the Hills | I Walk in Dread | Hear My Sorrow


The Fences Between Us | Like the Willow Tree | Cannons at Dawn | With the Might of Angels | Behind the Masks
Down the Rabbit Hole | A City Tossed and Broken

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