I Was Dreaming to Come to America by Veronica Lawlor
Memories from the Ellis Island Oral History Project

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A collection of personal stories documents the experience of immigrants who passed through Ellis Island between 1900 and 1925 and is accompanied by a foreword by New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and information about the Oral History Project.
 

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Published July 1, 1995 by Viking Juvenile. 40 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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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.

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Lawlor's debut, a picture-book collection of pieces culled from the Ellis Island Oral History Project, is visually and emotionally stunning. In 15 carefully chosen excerpts, immigrants from various et

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Fifteen immigrants recall their arrival on Ellis Island; Lawlor's haunting handpainted paper collages capture these travelers' turbulent emotions, said PW in a starred review. All ages. (Aug.)

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Lawlor's ""haunting"" handpainted paper collages ""capture these travelers' turbulent emotions,"" said PW in a starred review.

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Lawlor's debut, a picture-book collection of pieces culled from the Ellis Island Oral History Project, is visually and emotionally stunning.

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