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Gittel's journey : an Ellis Island story  Cover Image Book Book

Gittel's journey : an Ellis Island story / story by Leslea Newman ; pictures by Amy June Bates.

Newman, Lesléa. (Author). Bates, Amy June, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419727474
  • ISBN: 1419727478
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Loosely based on true stories told to the author by her grandmother and aunt about their voyage to America.
Summary, etc.:
Gittel and her mother were supposed to immigrate to America together, but when her mother is stopped by the health inspector, Gittel must make the journey alone. Her mother writes her cousin's address in New York on a piece of paper. However, when Gittel arrives at Ellis Island, she discovers the ink has run and the address is illegible! How will she find her family? Both a heart-wrenching and heartwarming story, Gittel's Journey offers a fresh perspective on the immigration journey to Ellis Island. The book includes an author's note explaining how Gittel's story is based on the journey to America taken by Lesléa Newman's grandmother and family friend.
Target Audience Note:
5-8 years
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.9 0.5 505557.
Subject: Ellis Island Immigration Station (N.Y. and N.J.) > Fiction.
Emigration and immigration > Fiction.
Separation (Psychology) > Fiction.
Jews > United States > Fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Stone County.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Stone County-Crane E Newman (Text) 31358000559018 Easy Reader Available -

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