Ellis Island and the immigrant experience

Ellis Island is situated in New York Harbor, and from 1892 until 1954 it was the main arrival location for immigrants coming to the United States. It is now part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For more on the immigrant experience, see features on the Statue of Liberty and the North American Immigrant Experience.

Hope and Tears: Ellis Island Voices

Hope and Tears: Ellis Island Voices

Gwenyth Swain
Historical Fiction
For ages 10 and up
Boyds Mills Press, 2012   ISBN: 978-1590787656
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The Memory Coat

The Memory Coat

Elvira Woodruff
Illustrator:  Michael Dooling 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 9
Scholastic, 1999   ISBN: 0590677179
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Streets of Gold

Streets of Gold

Marie Raphael
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Persea Books, 2001   ISBN: 978-0892552566
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At Ellis Island: A History in Many voices

At Ellis Island: A History in Many voices

Louise Peacock
Illustrator:  Walter Lyon Krudop 
Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Simon and Schuster, 2007   ISBN: 978-0689830266
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We the People: Ellis Island

We the People: Ellis Island

Lucia Raatma
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 10
Compass Point Books, 2002   ISBN: 978-0756503024
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If your name was changed at Ellis Island

If your name was changed at Ellis Island

Ellen Levine
Illustrator:  Wayne Parmenter 
Nonfiction
For ages 7 to 10
Scholastic, 1994   ISBN: 978-0590438292
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We Came Through Ellis Island: The Immigrant Adventures of Emma Markowitz

We Came Through Ellis Island: The Immigrant Adventures of Emma Markowitz

Gare Thompson
Historical Fiction  Series
For ages 10 and up
National Geographic, 2003   ISBN: 978-0792256823
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Sofia’s Immigrant Diary: Book One - Hope in my Heart:

Sofia’s Immigrant Diary: Book One - Hope in my Heart:

Kathryn Lasky
Historical Fiction  Series
For ages 7 to 10
Scholastic, 2003   ISBN: 978-0439449625
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Journey to Ellis Island: How my father came to America

Journey to Ellis Island: How my father came to America

Carol Bierman
Illustrator:  Laurie McGaw 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Hyperion, 2005   ISBN: 978-0786854998
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