Hey. What is the lesson or theme within chapter 19
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Yolen concludes the novel with Hannah returning to her family, though she expects to be facing her death. Instead she finds herself right back at the apartment door, awaiting the prophet Elijah. She then explains Aunt Eva's tattoo to her, recognizing it as Rivka's. She has remembered everything that Rivka told her and she has endured something she could never forget. Hannah's character arc sees her move from an apathetic young girl to one who has found new connections to her family and its past. Yolen's novel allows us to see the value of everyday things that we might otherwise take for granted. Much of this has to do with themes of understanding, maturity, and cultural reconciliation for Hannah.