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Gittel's Journey

Written by Leslea Newman and illustrated by Amy June Bates
Published by Abrams
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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.

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Who Wrote Gittel's Journey

Leslea Newman

Leslea Newman has written many books both for children and adults, including Where Is Bear?, Cats! Cats! Cats! and Hachiko Waits. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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Who Illustrated Gittel's Journey

Amy June Bates

Amy June Bates has illustrated books including the Sam the Man series, Sweet Dreams and That’s What I’d Do, both by singer-songwriter Jewel; and Waiting for the Magic by Patricia MacLachlan. She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three children.

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Publication Date:
January 1, 2019