Island Of Hope by Martin W. Sandler
The Story of Ellis Island and the Journey to America

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The moving story of immigration to America as told through the passionate voices and stories of those who passed through Ellis Island.

On January 1, 1892, a fifteen-year-old Irish girl named Annie Moore made history when she became the first person to be processed at a new immigrant station at Ellis Island in New York Harbor. In the next 62 years more than 12 million other immigrants would follow. Many of these newcomers would be "pushed" into America--fleeing religious persecution, political oppression, or economic harships in their native lands. Millions of others would be "pulled" into the United States by the promise of new opportunities.

Once they arrived at Ellis, they were put through the traumatic experience

About Martin W. Sandler

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Martin W. Sandler has written more than seventy books for children and adults and has written and produced seven television series. He has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and has won multiple Emmy Awards. He lives in Massachusetts.
Published March 1, 2004 by Scholastic Nonfiction. 144 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Depending on how you fared, Ellis Island was the Island of Hope or the Island of Tears.

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Sandler (The Story of Photography ) ably captures the lure of America (both real and exaggerated), the hardship and sacrifice required for the journey, as well as the arduousness of navigating the circuitous and sometimes arbitrary bureaucracies of Ellis Island (including the handing back and for...

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