Monday, April 3, 2017



Malvina Reynolds’ parents were Russian Jewish immigrants
escaping discrimination and persecution
opposing World War I
subscribing to socialism
believing in common ownership of resources
wanting democratic control of decisions
hosting spirited conversations
filling the house with working class political activists
influencing Malvina’s young mind
coloring the way she would see the world.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017

1 comment:

  1. I like that last line, "coloring the way she would see the world."

    I didn't know her roots in Russian Jewish culture and the anti-imperialism stuff of the early 20th-century. Fascinating. Thanks so much for helping me understand a bit more about Reynolds!