At Ellis Island:
A History in Many Voices

At Ellis Island: A History in Many Voices
by Louise Peacock
illustrated by Walter Lyon Krudop
In 1910, a 10-year-old girl named Sura has escaped the Armenian genocide and writes to her mother about her journey to America, where she will join her father. Beautiful paintings depict conditions on the crowded ship, the landing and interrogation, and finally seeing Papa.

The book includes quotes from other immigrants and also portrays a girl visiting Ellis Island in modern times and thinking of her great-great-grandmother who immigrated long ago. A powerful book to use in immigration lesson plans.

Reading Levels

Interest Level:  Gr. 2-5           DRA Level: 60                       Lexile Measure: 630L
Grade Equivalent: 5              Guided Reading: W

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