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Immigrants based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I found this wonderful book extremely helpful and interesting. It gave me most of the information I needed for a report. I enjoyed the great detail and photographs. It is full of interesting facts about immigrants. It follows their lives from their departure to America, the rough journey there, arriving in Ellis Island, being examined and questioned at the station, settling in America, and much more. It tells you about their homes, jobs, education, hardships, persecution, settling in the West, and how they contributed to our nation. It covers the great immigration wave from the 1800's to the mid 1900's. I was very pleased with this book. I feel it is even something even adults might want to read, and not just children. My favorite thing about this book is that on almost every page, there is a quote by a real immigrant. You can know how they felt about their experiences, what it was like, how people lived, and what they saw, in their own words. My favorite quote was one found written on a wall in Ellis Island. It read, "Why should I fear the fires of hell? I have been through Ellis Island."