Ella and her family immigrated to America from Germany. When Ella started school at age 7, she spoke only German, like her parents. She is about to graduate from middle school. Ella would like to attend high school because she loves learning. Her high school is located in town. Ella and her family live in the countryside on their farm. She will be able to attend high school only if she can make it into town everyday. The story of Ella is recorded in the book One-Room School At The Crossroads by Margaret Hoskins and Margaret Honton.


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