North American immigrant experience: Coming to America

North America, especially the United States and Canada, are known as the melting pot. This is because most of the people originally came from somewhere else and immigrated. There are many rich stories about the people who came to America, from the reasons they left (such as the Irish Potato Famine) to the experiences they had once they arrived.

Many of those who immigrated arrived in New York City. For more on this see features on The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

W is for Welcome: A Celebration of America's Diversity

W is for Welcome: A Celebration of America's Diversity

Brad Herzog
Illustrator:  A collection of illustrators 
Poetry and Nonfiction Picture Book  Series
For ages 6 to 10
Sleeping Bear Press, 2018   ISBN: 978-1585364022
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One Good Thing About America

One Good Thing About America

Ruth Freeman
Fiction
For ages 8 to 10
Holiday House, 2017   ISBN: 978-0823436958
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A Bride for Anna's Papa: A story of Finnish Immigration

A Bride for Anna's Papa: A story of Finnish Immigration

Isabel R. Marvin
Historical Fiction
For ages 8 to 12
Milkweed Editions, 2004   ISBN: 978-1571316509
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Landed

Landed

Milly Lee
Illustrator:  Yangsook Choi 
Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006   ISBN: 978-0374343149
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A House of Tailors

A House of Tailors

Patricia Reilly Giff
Historical Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Random House, 2006   ISBN: 978-0385730662
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When Christmas feels like home

When Christmas feels like home

Gretchen Griffith
Illustrator:  Carolina Farias 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Albert Whitman, 2013   ISBN: 978-0807588727
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Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy

Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy

Albert Marrin
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Random House, 2011   ISBN: 978-0375868894
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Immigrant Kids

Immigrant Kids

Russell Freedman
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 11
Penguin, 1995   ISBN: 978-0140375947
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All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel

All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel

Dan Yaccarino
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Random House, 2011   ISBN: 978-0375866425
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Maggie’s Amerikay

Maggie’s Amerikay

Barbara Timberlake Russell
Illustrator:  Jim Burke 
Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006   ISBN: 978-0374347222
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Voyage

Voyage

Adele Geras
Historical Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Harcourt, 2007   ISBN: 978-0152061005
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Tattered Sails

Tattered Sails

Verla Kay
Illustrator:  Dan Andreasen 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Penguin, 2001   ISBN: 978-0399233456
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Song of Sampo Lake

Song of Sampo Lake

William Durbin
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2011   ISBN: 0816675694
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Journey to America Saga: Journey to America

Journey to America Saga: Journey to America

Sonia Levitin
Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Simon and Schuster, 1987   ISBN: 978-0689711305
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Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1903 - Dragonwings

Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1903 - Dragonwings

Laurence Yep
Historical Fiction  Series
For ages 12 and up
HarperCollins, 2001   ISBN: 978-0064400855
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