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I WAS DREAMING TO COME TO AMERICA: MEMORIES FROM THE ELLIS ISLAND ORAL HISTORY PROJECT (PAPERBACK) 1997 PUFFIN download epub

by Veronica Lawlor,Rudolph W. Giuliani


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Start by marking I Was Dreaming to Come to America . Includes brief biographies and facts about the Ellis Island Oral History Project. Also, I forgot that Rudy Giuliani ever had a soul (did he?!) and he wrote the forward to this book, so in the Trump era that was weird.

Start by marking I Was Dreaming to Come to America: Memories from the Ellis Island Oral History Project as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Sep 10, 2018 Ellison rated it it was amazing. Insightful, includes child-like drawn images.

Includes brief biographies and facts about the Ellis Island Oral History Project. It was interesting to read these recollections of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island. Their first impressions of America were influenced by where they came from; what they noticed and remembered depended on their age and circumstances. I loved what Lazarus Salamon, who arrived from Hungary in 1920 at the age of sixteen, said: "And this is the only country where you're not a stranger, because we are all strangers. It's only a matter of time who got here first. Apr 07, 2015 Tom Schulte rated it it was ok. Shelves: history.

Memories from the Ellis Island Oral History Project. By Veronica Lawlor Foreword by Rudolph W. Giuliani. In their own words, coupled with hand-painted collage illustrations, immigrants recall their arrival in the United States. About I Was Dreaming to Come to America. In their own words, immigrants recall their arrival in the United States. Going to America then was almost like going to the moon. Distilling the experience of the 12 million European immigrants who came through Ellis Island, this small picture book draws on the oral histories of people who remember how it was. Each left-hand page quotes one or two paragraphs from personal interviews: people talk about what they left behind, the journey to America, what they expected, their first impressions, and what they found. My first impressions of the new world will always remain etched in my memory, particularly that hazy October morning when I first saw Ellis Island. Published August 1, 1997 by Puffin.

They got married, became citizens, worked as salesmen, dressmakers, real estate agents. Perfectly matching the selections of her first book, Lawlor's cut-paper collages, like dreams in flight, celebrate the only country where ""you're not a stranger because we're all strangers,"" and a time when America's sacred promise of freedom from fear and want could be held out to all.

In their own words, immigrants recall their arrival in the United States.

I Was dreaming to come to america: memories from the ellis island oral history . Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase. This is a thoroughly enjoyable book bought to use as a read aloud for HOAC Lapbook

I Was dreaming to come to america: memories from the ellis island oral history project (paperback) 1997 puffin. This is a thoroughly enjoyable book bought to use as a read aloud for HOAC Lapbook. We got to see (some of the images are burned in my mind) what it was like for one family coming to America and why they wanted to come. I found as I pre-read it that I couldn't put it down because I really wanted to know what was happening with this family, how were they going to make it, and would they be accepted (despite the title's giveaway).

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.

Comments: (6)

Weernis
Veronica Lawlor's joyful and brilliant illustrations marry with wonderfully chosen quotes from Ellis Island immigrants to create an imaginative and powerful set of vignettes. This unique book is a personal, concrete, and fanciful window into a pivotal time and place in America's history. Highly recommended!
Low_Skill_But_Happy_Deagle
Amazing book! Great illustrations and sweet story. Must get!
Hanad
This was a good lesson resource for teaching Ellis Island. My students even made their own pictures after reading this book.
Doulkree
Features brief comments by new arrivals to the United States mostly from poverty stricken Europe, includes comments by inspectors. Includes child-like drawings and a brief bio at the end of each the those interviewed. Insightful.
allegro
This is a lovely looking book. Both the art and the memoirs of individuals who came to the United States through Ellis Island are arresting. At the same time, there's a certain boredom that comes from reading one snippet after another. Somehow, it seems that this book needs something more in order to work well, though I can see it being used in history classes or writing classes as a book from which students would get ideas for more in-depth work.
fightnight
This is a book of quotes from Ellis Island immigrants. It's interesting, but you don't really get in to any one person's story enough for it to be dramatic.
I WAS DREAMING TO COME TO AMERICA: MEMORIES FROM THE ELLIS ISLAND ORAL  HISTORY PROJECT (PAPERBACK) 1997 PUFFIN download epub
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Author: Veronica Lawlor,Rudolph W. Giuliani
ISBN: 0140556222
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: History
Language: English
Publisher: Scott Foresman; Reprint edition (January 1, 2000)
Pages: 48 pages