I Was Dreaming To Come To America: Memories From The Ellis Island Oral History Project

Paperback | August 1, 1997

byVeronica LawlorForeword byRudolph W. Giuliani, Rudolph W Giuliani

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In their own words, immigrants recall their arrival in the United States. Includes brief biographies and facts about the Ellis Island Oral History Project.In their own words, coupled with hand-painted collage illustrations, immigrants recall their arrival in the United States. Includes brief biographies and facts about the Ellis Island Oral History Project.

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Ellis Island -- a place where inexplicable joy mixes with terrible homesickness in the hearts of many immigrants from around the world. What were some of their first impressions? Arriving empty-handed, how did many of these young hopefuls cope? Author Veronica Lawlor compiles the memories of a variety of people who passed through Ellis...

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In their own words, immigrants recall their arrival in the United States. Includes brief biographies and facts about the Ellis Island Oral History Project.In their own words, coupled with hand-painted collage illustrations, immigrants recall their arrival in the United States. Includes brief biographies and facts about the Ellis Island...

Veronica Lawlor creates illustration for advertising, editorial, publishing and institutional clients, with a focus on reportage drawing and a fashionable flair. Ms. Lawlor has been recognized by Communication Arts, American Illustration, the Rx Cluband the Society of Illustrators. She is the president of Studio 1482, an illustration c...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:August 1, 1997Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140556222

ISBN - 13:9780140556223

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 9

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Ellis Island -- a place where inexplicable joy mixes with terrible homesickness in the hearts of many immigrants from around the world. What were some of their first impressions? Arriving empty-handed, how did many of these young hopefuls cope? Author Veronica Lawlor compiles the memories of a variety of people who passed through Ellis Island between 1900 and 1925 in I Was Dreaming to Come to America.

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"Whatever the circumstances, each vignette reflects a strong sense of hope. Lawlor's handpainted paper collages are equally powerful."--Publisher's Weekly

"This is an affecting little book that should help all of us remember the grit and hope that formed our nation."--Children's Literature