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I was dreaming to come to America: memories from the Ellis Island Oral History Project

by Veronica Lawlor

In their own words, coupled with hand-painted collage illustrations, immigrants recall their arrival in the United States. Includes brief biographies and facts about the Ellis Island Oral History Project.  

  • Topics 19th-Century History,
    20th-Century History
  • Age Group Late Elementary: 4-6
  • Book Type Fiction
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  • Publisher Viking Publishers, 1995, Cambridge, MA
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Award Key

Caldecott Medal
Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).
Newberry Medal
Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).
Coretta Scott King Award
Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).
Golden Kite Award
Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).
Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award
Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.


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