The story cloth made for her by her aunt and uncle chronicles the life of the author and her family in their native Laos and their eventual emigration to the United States.
by William J. Jacobs; William Jay Jacobs
Call Number: 304.5 J
Publication Date: 1990-03-30
A well-written introduction to Ellis Island in the you-are-there style.
Escaping to America
by Rosalyn Schanzer (Illustrator)
Call Number: 943.8 S
Publication Date: 2000-08-01
In an ancient forest near their home, Ida and Sammy picked wild berries for breakfast and wild mushrooms for soup. But a terrible war was being waged throughout their land. Ida and Sammy and baby Ruthie were in great danger. In 1921, the children's mother and father decided they all must flee. Despite the risks of travel, they knew that their best hope for a new life lay far away in America. This intensely personal yet universal story tells vividly of the losses suffered and hopes that triumphed. With great variety, the pictures reflect a full range of changing emotions. Accurate in every detail, they portray the times in a way that gives readers the unforgettable sense of being present during the struggle, and witnessing one family's enduring spirit.
I Was Dreaming to Come to America
by Veronica Lawlor; Rudolph W. Giuliani (Foreword by)
Call Number: 304.8 L
Publication Date: 1995-07-01
A small picture book that draws on the experiences of some of the 12 million people who passed through Ellis Island.
Sam Ellis's Island
by Beatrice Siegel; DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan (Illustrator)
Call Number: 325 S
Publication Date: 1985-10-01
An illustrated history of the tiny island which at one time was the gateway to the United States for millions of immigrants.
They Came to Wisconsin
by Julia Pferdehirt
Call Number: 977.5 P
Publication Date: 2002-09-17
The companion teacher' s guide to "They Came from Wisconsin" offers educators in every setting-- classroom, library, and at home-- vocabulary lists, objectives, skills, strategies, standards-based activities, and dozens of blackline masters for worksheets and handouts. Engages students in hands-on exploration of the immigration theme. Distributed for the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.
Welcome to Kirsten's World, 1854
by Susan Sinnott
Call Number: 978 S
Publication Date: 1999-04-01
Discover daily life in pioneer America during the 1850s by following a family that emigrates from Sweden to Minnesota. Lavishly illustrated spreads feature historical photos, cutaway scenes and fascinating facts. Color illustrations throughout.
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Non-Fiction Immigration books:
If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island
by Ellen Levine; Wayne Parmenter
Call Number: 304.8 L
Publication Date: 1993-04-01
This unique, interactive history book encourages readers to step into the past with its full-color question-and-answer format. It's also packed with quotes from children and adults who passed through Ellis Island.
by Martin W. Sandler; James Billington (Introduction by)
Call Number: 304.8 SAN
Publication Date: 1995-02-28
From the seafaring travelers who long ago passed through Ellis Island to the jet board newcomers of today, immigrants have helped to shape the history and the soul of our country. Drawing upon the vast archives of photographs and prints in the Library of Congress, this handsome volume chronicles their journeys, their hardships, and their triumphs. Notable Children's Trade Books in Social Studies 1996 (NCSS/CBC)
Arriving at Ellis Island
by MaryLee Knowlton; Dale Anderson
Call Number: 304.8 K
Publication Date: 2002-08-01
Millions of people came from Europe and elsewhere to make a home in the United States in the late 1800s and the early 1900s. This book tells of their arrival at Ellis Island and what they experienced there. It also tells why so many people came, and what happened to them.
by Risa Brown
Call Number: 304.8 B
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
Learn about what the immigrants experienced when they completed their journey to Ellis Island in search of a new life. Includes full-color photographs and illustrations, table of contents, glossary, research sources, author profile and index. Chapter Book: 10 chapters.
by Russell Freedman
Call Number: 301.43 F
Publication Date: 1980-06-24
An account of the immigration to the United States from 1880 to 1920.
Landing at Ellis Island
by Holly Karapetkova
Call Number: 304.8 K
Publication Date: 2011-09-09
Read graphic history to experience immigrating to America through Ellis Island.