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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.).


"Brings to life a not too distant history of immigration to Ellis Island. When it's time for nine-year-old Gittel and her mother to leave their homeland behind and go to America for the promise of a new life, a health inspection stops any chance of Gittel's mother joining her daughter on the voyage. Knowing she may never see her mother again, Gittel must find the courage within herself to leave her family behind"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419727474
  • ISBN: 1419727478
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 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.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Jews > United States > Juvenile fiction.
Emigration and immigration > Pictorial works > Juvenile fiction.
Ellis Island (N.J. and N.Y.) > Pictorial works > Juvenile fiction.
Separation (Psychology) > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Children's stories.
Picture books.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at York County Libraries.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Dover Area Community Library Kids NEW Picture (Text) 34217000809731 Childrens Area Available -
Martin Library Kids NEW Picture (Text) 33454005652276 Childrens Area Available -

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