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Hope and Tears: Ellis Island Voices

Authors: Swain, Gwenyth
Publisher: Astra Publishing House
BISAC/Subject: JNF042000, JNF038000, JNF025000
ISBN: 9781629791784, Related ISBNs: 159078765X, 1629791784, 9781590787656, 9781629791784
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 128,
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis: An original collection of voices, filled with hope and tears, chronicles the history of Ellis Island and the people it served. Indians, settlers, immigrants, inspectors, doctors, nurses, cooks, and social workers all played a big part in that history. Author Gwenyth Swain reimagines the lives of those who landed, lived, and worked on the island through fictional letters, monologues, dialogues, and e-mails, basing them on historical documentation and real-life people. In doing so, she creates a moving picture of their struggles and triumphs. Illustrated with poignant and affecting photographs, this is a unique exploration of Ellis Island's history. Includes further resources, bibliography, and source notes.
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