Gittel’s Journey: An Ellis Island Story
Illustrated by Amy June Bates
Publisher: Abrams (February 2019)
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Gittel and her mother are leaving the Old Country to come to America for a better life. But the health inspector tells Gittel’s mother that she is not well enough to travel and Gittel must make the journey alone. But how can she cross an entire ocean by herself and start a new life when she is only nine years old? Gittel’s mother tells her everything will be fine. But will it? A story of courage, faith, and hope, Gittel’s Journey is based on the true story of Lesléa Newman’s mother’s best friend’s mother, who came to America in 1906!
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