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Gittel's Journey: An Ellis Island Story

Gittel's Journey: An Ellis Island Story
$17.99

Gittel's Journey: An Ellis Island Story is an award-winning picture book from author Lesléa Newman and illustrator Amy Bates.

Gittel and her mother were supposed to immigrate to America together, but when her mother is stopped by the health inspector, Gittel must make the journey alone. Her mother writes her cousin's address in New York on a piece of paper. However, when Gittel arrives at Ellis Island, she discovers the ink has run and the address is illegible! How will she find her family?

Both a heart-wrenching and heartwarming story, Gittel's Journey offers a fresh perspective on the immigration journey to Ellis Island. The book includes an author's note explaining how Gittel's story is based on the journey to America taken by Lesléa Newman's grandmother and family friend.

"Beautifully designed and illustrated . . . The watercolor illustrations artfully capture an era and people." --School Library Journal (Starred Review)

"Newman's spare yet evocative text works well as a read-aloud, and the solution to Gittel's problem . . . is both clever and true." --Booklist (Starred Review)

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