The Immigrant Experience Through Literature: For Older Children
Annotation:The fates of the son of an English lord and a poor Irish brother and sister become intertwined as they make their way to Liverpool for the voyage to America.
Annotation:Writing in the margins of her treasured book of poetry, Rifka describes her diffiicult journey from Russia to America in 1918.
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The extraordinary ethnic diversity of the United States is due to the vast numbers of immigrants who have settled here. Many Americans today grew up listening to stories from their parents or grandparents about what it was like to come to a new country and struggle to build a life for themselves and their families. In relocating from one country to another, newcomers have had to find a way to make a living, in addition to adjusting to an unfamiliar culture and often a new language. Through expressive novels, short stories, poetry, plays, biographies and memoirs that have been recently published, the books on this list describe the immigrant experience by those who have lived it.