A journey begins with leaving one place and venturing forth toward a new one. Millions of immigrants left their homelands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to seek the promise of a better future in America. Why did they abandon their homeland? Some fled from political oppression or slavery, others sought work or the possibility of acquiring land to farm. Those who entered the Great Hall on Ellis Island did so with fear in their hearts and hope in their eyes. Come follow along and explore their dreams and experiences as they passed through the gates on Ellis Island. Perhaps you will see one of your ancestors reflected in their eyes. For most immigrants the end of their transatlantic voyage was a new beginning, for others it became “An Island of Tears.”
Quotes from Amazon Five Star Reviews
"The author has a wonderful writing style, which is concise yet reveals tons of information, and the mixture of photographs and wonderful illustrations add a truly unique feel to the book. The author has a gift for making history fun. Readers of all ages will love this book, and this whole series." -Diane Mae Robinson
"This book is part of a history series that makes history much more fun to learn then the average dry text book. As I followed Little Miss History on her travels to Ellis Island, I enjoyed the facts, many of which I had not known before. The mix of illustrations and real pictures from Ellis Island was a refreshing mix that made the facts come to life. " - Aileen Stewart
"If you want to learn personally or teach your children about the basics of American history and famous landmarks, and you're looking for a way to make it engaging and fun, you will found it in the Little Miss History series. They are a breath of fresh air for parents interested in presenting a more accurate historical picture for their children while still being child-appropriate." - Mrs.D
Award winning author Barbara Ann Mojica is a historian and retired educator living in New York State. She holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in History. Barbara spent more than forty years teaching in NYC and holds New York State teacher certifications in Elementary, Special Education, and Administration. She also spent several years as a Special Education Administrator and principal of a special education preschool for developmentally delayed children. Barbara, although retired from teaching, is staying busy : along with her series of Little Miss HISTORY travel books she writes historical pieces for The Columbia Insider, under the banner "Passages." Marrying her love of history and teaching, Barbara hopes her Little Miss HISTORY character will inspire children to learn about historical people and places, and then be inspired to go out and visit these historical landmarks.
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