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I Was Dreaming to Come to America Memories from the Ellis Island Oral History Project by Veronica Lawlor

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Published by Puffin .
Written in English


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ContributionsRudolph W. Giuliani (Foreword)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages40
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Open LibraryOL7356574M
ISBN 100140556222
ISBN 109780140556223

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Reader Q&A To ask other readers questions about I Was Dreaming to Come to America, please sign up/5.   Lawlor's debut, a picture-book collection of pieces culled from the Ellis Island Oral History Project, is visually and emotionally stunning. In 15 carefully chosen excerpts, immigrants from various ethnic backgrounds recount their reasons for coming to America and describe their feelings about leaving their country, about making the trip or about arriving on a foreign shore; all but two of the Brand: Penguin Young Readers Group. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for I Was Dreaming to Come to America: Memories from the Ellis Island Oral History Project at Read /5. I Was Dreaming to Come to America has been my favorite nonfiction book I have read so far. In this book, it consisted of quotes made by individuals who actually came from Europe to /5(2).

About I Was Dreaming to Come to America. In their own words, immigrants recall their arrival in the United States. Includes brief biographies and facts about the Ellis Island Oral History their own words, coupled with hand-painted collage illustrations, immigrants recall their arrival in the United States. I Was Dreaming to Come to America: Memories from the Ellis Island Oral History Project Veronica Lawlor, Author, Veronica Lawlor, Illustrator, Rudolph W. Giuliani, Foreword by Viking Children's. Book Wizard; I Was Dreaming to Come to America Memories from the Ellis Island Oral History Project. By Veronica Lawlor, Veronica Lawlor, foreword by Rudolph W. Giuliani. Grades. Genre. Non-Fiction In their own words, coupled with hand-painted collage illustrations, immigrants recall their arrival in the United States. In their own words, immigrants recall their arrival in the United States. Includes brief biographies and facts about the Ellis Island Oral History Project. "Whatever the circumstances, each vignette reflects a strong sense of hope. Lawlor's handpainted paper collages are equally powerful.

Fifteen memories of Ellis Island — taken from interviews with immigrants who arrived in the early s — add up to the American dream come true. With few exceptions, these simple accounts come from ordinary people (brief biographies on each appear in the back of the book). They got married, became citizens, worked as salesmen, dressmakers, real estate agents. I Was Dreaming to Come to America - I Was Dreaming to Come to America audiobook, by Veronica Lawlor In their own words, immigrants recall their arrival in the United States. Includes brief biographies and facts about the Ellis Island Oral History Project. Fifteen memories of Ellis Island—taken from interviews with immigrants who arrived in the early s—add up to the American dream come true. With few exceptions, these simple accounts come from ordinary people (brief biographies on each appear in the back of the book). They got married, became citizens, worked as salesmen, dressmakers, real estate agents. “When I was about 10 years old I said, ‘I have to go to America.’ Because my uncles were here already, and it kind of got me that I wanted to go to America, too I was dreaming about it. I was writing to my uncles, I said I wish one day I’ll be in America, I was dreaming to come to America. And I was dreaming, and my dream come true.