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I Was Dreaming to Come to America

Memories from the Ellis Island Oral History Project
Length: 19 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 5-7

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In their own words, immigrants recall their arrival in the United States. Includes brief biographies and facts about the Ellis Island Oral History Project.

©1995 Veronica Lawlor (P)2019 Listening Library

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"Whatever the circumstances, each vignette reflects a strong sense of hope. Lawlor's handpainted paper collages are equally powerful." (Publisher's Weekly)

"This is an affecting little book that should help all of us remember the grit and hope that formed our nation." (Children's Literature)

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