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Ellis Island

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Genre Fiction
Author ,
Isbn 1328954331
File size 575 kb
Year 2017-06-20
Pages 224
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This award-winning short story collection by the acclaimed author of Winter’s Tale “ascends to the peak of literary achievement” (The Boston Globe). Winner of the Prix de Rome and the National Jewish Book Award, these eleven stories demonstrate Mark Helprin’s mastery of fiction across a diverse spectrum of styles. The stories in this collection range from children caught in a Vermont blizzard to an English sea captain who encounters an ape adrift in the Indian Ocean. The title novella tells the tale of a Jewish immigrant who arrives in New York City with little more than an ivory pen—and an unflagging determination to survive the indignities of Ellis Island’s many protocols. In the worlds of The Philadelphia Inquirer, this collection presents “stories beyond compare…[Helprin’s] imagination should be protected by some intellectual equivalent of the National Park Service.” "Such an ambitious reach is almost unheard of in our short fiction."—New York Times Book Review

The Pacific and Other Stories

Pdf The Pacific and Other Stories
Genre Fiction
Author Mark Helprin
Isbn 1101644338
File size 1300 kb
Year 2005-06-28
Pages 384
Language English
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A dazzling collection of short stories by Mark Helprin, bestselling author of Winter's Tale, which is now a major motion picture starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, William Hurt, and Jennifer Connelly The Pacific and Other Stories is a collection of sixteen stories that display the remarkable scope, incomparable wit, and deft prose that have come to be Mark Helprin's signature. A British paratrooper jumps into occupied territory; the 1958 New York Yankees gain an unexpected teammate in a puny, teenaged Hasidic Jew; a September 11th widow receives an astonishing gift from the contractor working on her new apartment—these and other stories exhibit the constantly changing variety of the ocean itself, the peaks and troughs of life. Lighthearted, glittering fables are met with starker tales that sound the depths of sacrifice and duty. The Pacific and Other Stories is a resplendent, powerful collection of lasting substance and emotional import.

Hope and Tears

Pdf Hope and Tears
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Author Gwenyth Swain
Isbn 1629791784
File size 1146 kb
Year 2012-03-01
Pages 128
Language English
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An original collection of voices, filled with hope and tears, chronicles the history of Ellis Island and the people it served. Indians, settlers, immigrants, inspectors, doctors, nurses, cooks, and social workers all played a big part in that history. Author Gwenyth Swain reimagines the lives of those who landed, lived, and worked on the island through fictional letters, monologues, dialogues, and e-mails, basing them on historical documentation and real-life people. In doing so, she creates a moving picture of their struggles and triumphs. Illustrated with poignant and affecting photographs, this is a unique exploration of Ellis Island's history. Includes further resources, bibliography, and source notes.

Children of Ellis Island

Pdf Children of Ellis Island
Genre Photography
Author Barry Moreno
Isbn 1439616426
File size 1515 kb
Year 2005-11-02
Pages 128
Language English
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Burdened with bundles and baskets, a million or more immigrant children passed through the often grim halls of Ellis Island. Having left behind their homes in Europe and other parts of the world, they made the voyage to America by steamer. Some came with parents or guardians. A few came as stowaways. But however they traveled, they found themselves a part of one of the grandest waves of human migration that the world has ever known. Children of Ellis Island explores this lost world and what it was like for an uprooted youngster at America’s golden door. Highlights include the experience of being a detained child at Ellis Island—the schooling and games, the pastimes and amusements, the friendships, and the uneasiness caused by language barriers.

Ellis Island to Ebbets Field

Pdf Ellis Island to Ebbets Field
Genre History
Author Peter Levine
Isbn 9780195359008
File size 823 kb
Year 1993-09-09
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In Ellis Island to Ebbets Field, Peter Levine vividly recounts the stories of Red Auerbach, Hank Greenberg, Moe Berg, Sid Luckman, Nat Holman, Benny Leonard, Barney Ross, Marty Glickman, and a host of others who became Jewish heroes and symbols of the difficult struggle for American success. From settlement houses and street corners, to Madison Square and Fenway Park, their experiences recall a time when Jewish males dominated sports like boxing and basketball, helping to smash stereotypes about Jewish weakness while instilling American Jews with a fierce pride in their strength and ability in the face of Nazi aggression, domestic anti-Semitism, and economic depression. Full of marvelous stories, anecdotes, and personalities, Ellis Island to Ebbets Field enhances our understanding of the Jewish-American experience as well as the struggles of other American minority groups.

Freddy and Fredericka

Pdf Freddy and Fredericka
Genre Fiction
Author Mark Helprin
Isbn 1101201177
File size 1533 kb
Year 2005-07-07
Pages 576
Language English
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A New York Times bestseller by Mark Helprin, author of Winter's Tale, which is now a major motion picture starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, William Hurt, and Jennifer Connelly Mark Helprin’s legions of devoted readers cherish his timeless novels and short stories, which are uplifting in their conviction of the goodness and resilience of the human spirit. Freddy and Fredericka—a brilliantly refashioned fairy tale and a magnificently funny farce—only seems like a radical departure of form, for behind the laughter, Helprin speaks of leaps of faith and second chances, courage and the primacy of love. Helprin’s latest work, an extraordinarily funny allegory about a most peculiar British royal family, is immensely mocking of contemporary monarchy and yet deeply sympathetic to the individuals caught in its lonely absurdities.

The Ships of Ellis Island

Pdf The Ships of Ellis Island
Genre Transportation
Author William H. Miller
Isbn 1445651637
File size 936 kb
Year 2016-03-15
Pages 128
Language English
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An illustrated guide to the ships that carried the many millions of migrants from Europe to Ellis Island, New York.

Gittel's Journey

Pdf Gittel's Journey
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Author Lesléa Newman,Amy June Bates
Isbn 1683353692
File size 812 kb
Year 2019-02-05
Pages 48
Language English
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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.

All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel

Pdf All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Author Dan Yaccarino
Isbn 0375987231
File size 840 kb
Year 2012-06-27
Pages 40
Language English
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“This immigration story is universal.” —School Library Journal, Starred Dan Yaccarino’s great-grandfather arrived at Ellis Island with a small shovel and his parents’ good advice: “Work hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family.” With simple text and warm, colorful illustrations, Yaccarino recounts how the little shovel was passed down through four generations of this Italian-American family—along with the good advice. It’s a story that will have kids asking their parents and grandparents: Where did we come from? How did our family make the journey all the way to America? “A shovel is just a shovel, but in Dan Yaccarino’s hands it becomes a way to dig deep into the past and honor all those who helped make us who we are.” —Eric Rohmann, winner of the Caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit “All the Way to America is a charmer. Yaccarino’s heartwarming story rings clearly with truth, good cheer, and love.” —Tomie dePaola, winner of a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona

Annie's Stories

Pdf Annie's Stories
Genre Fiction
Author Cindy Thomson
Isbn 1414396104
File size 762 kb
Year 2014-06-20
Pages 416
Language English
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The year is 1901, the literary sensation The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is taking New York City by storm, and everyone wonders where the next great book will come from. But to Annie Gallagher, stories are more than entertainment—they’re a sweet reminder of her storyteller father. After his death, Annie fled Ireland for the land of dreams, finding work at Hawkins House. But when a fellow boarder with something to hide is accused of misconduct and authorities threaten to shut down the boardinghouse, Annie fears she may lose her new friends, her housekeeping job . . . and her means of funding her dream: a memorial library to honor her father. Furthermore, the friendly postman shows a little too much interest in Annie—and in her father’s unpublished stories. In fact, he suspects these tales may hold a grand secret. Though the postman’s intentions seem pure, Annie wants to share her father’s stories on her own terms. Determined to prove herself, Annie must forge her own path to aid her friend and create the future she’s always envisioned . . . where dreams really do come true.

An Ellis Island Christmas

Pdf An Ellis Island Christmas
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Author Maxinne Rhea Leighton
Isbn 0593114728
File size 574 kb
Year 2018-10-16
Pages 32
Language English
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A moving story about one family's daring journey from Poland to America and their hope for a better future in their new home. Krysia does not want to leave her home and her friend, Michi, but there are soldiers with guns on the streets and her mother says that they must go. Krysia, her two brothers, and her mother pack their favorite belongings and begin the long, harrowing journey to America. Krysia is scared but she finds courage when she thinks of her father waiting for her in America with the promise of a better tomorrow. Inspired by Maxinne Rhea Leighton's father's journey from Poland to America, this is a powerful reminder of the beacon of hope and opportunity that Ellis Island symbolized and the importance of family at Christmastime.

Ellis Island

Pdf Ellis Island
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Author Elizabeth Carney
Isbn 1430131837
File size 1301 kb
Year 2018-08-01
Pages 48
Language English
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Explore the history of Ellis Island, one of the most recognized landmarks in American history. Kids will learn about its early history as a Mohegan island and rest spot for fishermen, through its time as a famous immigration station to today's museum.

Pure Hollywood

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Genre Fiction
Author Christine Schutt
Isbn 0802165656
File size 720 kb
Year 2018-03-13
Pages 144
Language English
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“Long and short stories from one of our most distinctive prose stylists,” the author of the National Book Award finalist, Florida: A Novel (New York, “The Best Books of the Year So Far”). Hailed by George Saunders as “a truly gifted writer,” with Pure Hollywood & Other Stories, Pulitzer Prize finalist and O Henry Prize winner Christine Schutt returns to the short story form that launched her acclaimed career and her inimitable style that John Ashbery once described as “pared down but rich, dense, fevered, exactly right and even eerily beautiful.” In 11 captivating tales, Pure Hollywood brings us into private worlds of corrupt familial love, intimacy, longing, and danger. From an alcoholic widowed actress living in desert seclusion, to a young mother whose rejection of her child has terrible consequences, a newlywed couple who ignore the violent warnings of a painter burned by love, to an eerie portrait of erotic obsession, each story in Pure Hollywood is an imagistic snapshot of what it means to live and learn love and hurt. In league with JD Salinger, Katherine Mansfield and Guy De Maupassant, in Pure Hollywood Schutt gives us sharply suspenseful and masterfully dark interior portraits of ordinary lives, infused with her signature observation and surprise. Timeless, incisive, and precise, these tales are a rush of blood to the head, portals through which we open our eyes and see the world anew. “Schutt’s haunting yet lyrical words linger long after the final page.”—Los Angeles Times “Think Gatsby with a twist of Didion.”—BBC.com “Schutt writes stories that don’t have an ounce of melodrama in them—they feel unusually alive and honest—and few writers capture bereavement with Schutt’s precision and elegance.”—Oprah.com

A Dove of the East

Pdf A Dove of the East
Genre Fiction
Author Mark Helprin
Isbn 0544052862
File size 367 kb
Year 2012-06-05
Pages 192
Language English
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This “dazzling collection” of short stories by the World Fantasy Award-winning author of Winter’s Talecontemplates the human experience across the globe (The San Francisco Chronicle & Examiner). In these twenty stories, Mark Helprin offers a series of meditations on some of humanity’s most enduring and universal questions. At the hour of his death, an American priest in Rome must choose between his church and his God. A young man finds love in a hot, dirty typewriter-ribbon factory in the Bronx. A Dutch child in a Canadian orphanage carries the pain of war and her love for her family in her heart. An Israeli scout risks the safety and respect of his comrades in an act of transformative charity. Through beautifully rendered memories and moments of epiphany, “all Helprin's stories deal with essences which lead from the heart…his images are clean and sharp and bright” (Kirkus). “When you read these stories, a you must, you will, I believe, be uplifted and awed.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer

Becoming an American

Pdf Becoming an American
Genre Fiction
Author Burt Rashbaum
Isbn 9781462836291
File size 1206 kb
Year 2001-04-24
Pages 114
Language English
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In 2017 an aging Baby Boomer must be put in a nursing home. His son discovers a box of photographs spanning his fathers life. The photos inspire stories to portray what it was like being an immigrant, a first generation American in the 1930s, and a young man facing life, love and loss across the 20th century.

A Beautiful Life and Other Stories

Pdf A Beautiful Life and Other Stories
Genre American poetry
Author Writers' Discussion Group (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Isbn 1934936669
File size 810 kb
Year 2010-12
Pages 404
Language English
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An eclectic variety of stories, articles, travelogues, commentary, life stories and poetry by 25 talented writers. This is the fifth book by The Writers¿ Discussion Group of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Planetary Vol. 1: All Over the World and Other Stories

Pdf Planetary Vol. 1: All Over the World and Other Stories
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Author Warren Ellis
Isbn 1401236669
File size 1675 kb
Year 2000-03-01
Pages N.A
Language English
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"Provocative, eminently addictive, and top of its class."„ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY The creator of the acclaimed series TRANSMETROPOLITAN, Warren Ellis delivers PLANETARY, hailed as a timeless story that turned modern superhero conventions on their heads. This collection features the adventures of Elijah Snow, a hundred-year-old man, Jakita Wagner, an extremely powerful woman, and The Drummer, a man with the ability to communicate with machines. Tasked with tracking down evidence of super-human activity, these mystery archaeologists uncover unknown paranormal secrets and histories, such as a World War II supercomputer that can access other universes, a ghostly spirit of vengeance, and a lost island of dying monsters. Collecting #1-6 and the PLANETARY PREVIEW

Ellis Island

Pdf Ellis Island
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Author Carole Marsh
Isbn 9780635028389
File size 1067 kb
Year 2005-07-01
Pages 12
Language English
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These popular readers include easy-to-read information, fun facts and trivia, humor, activities and a whole lot more. They are great for ages 7-12 (grades 2-6), because although simple, these readers have substance and really engage kids with their stories. They are great for social studies, meeting state and national curriculum standards, individual and group reading programs, centers, library programs, and have many other terrific educational uses.

Passages to America

Pdf Passages to America
Genre Social Science
Author Emmy E. Werner
Isbn 1597972967
File size 606 kb
Year 2009-08-31
Pages 208
Language English
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More than twelve million immigrants, many of them children, passed through Ellis Island's gates between 1892 and 1954. Children also came through the “Guardian of the Western Gate,” the detention center on Angel Island in California that was designed to keep Chinese immigrants out of the United States. Based on the oral histories of fifty children who came to the United States before 1950, this book chronicles their American odyssey against the backdrop of World Wars I and II, the rise and fall of Hitler's Third Reich, and the hardships of the Great Depression. Ranging in age from four to sixteen years old, the children hailed from Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe; the Middle East; and China. Across ethnic lines, the child immigrants' life stories tell a remarkable tale of human resilience. The sources of family and community support that they relied on, their educational aims and accomplishments, their hard work, and their optimism about the future are just as crucial today for the new immigrants of the twenty-first century. These personal narratives offer unique perspectives on the psychological experience of being an immigrant child and its impact on later development and well-being. They chronicle the joys and sorrows, the aspirations and achievements, and the challenges that these small strangers faced while becoming grown citizens.

Collected Works of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Short Stories, Novels, Poems and Essays

Pdf Collected Works of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Short Stories, Novels, Poems and Essays
Genre Fiction
Author Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Isbn 8026833414
File size 349 kb
Year 2015-04-01
Pages 1820
Language English
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This carefully crafted ebook: "Collected Works of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Short Stories, Novels, Poems and Essays" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) was a prominent American feminist, sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. Table of Contents: The Yellow Wallpaper Why I wrote the Yellow Wallpaper (1913) What Diantha Did The Crux Moving the Mountain Herland With Her in Ourland Three Thanksgivings According To Solomon Her Housekeeper A Middle-Sized Artist When I Was A Witch A Coincidence The Cottagette Mr. Robert Grey Sr. The Boys And The Butter My Astonishing Dodo A Word In Season Turned The Giant Wistaria Essays and Sketches: The Man -Made World; Or, Our Androcentric Culture The Home: Its Works and Influence Concerning Children Women and Economics A Small God And A Large Goddess Introducing The World, The Flash, and The Devil Where The Heart Is Why We Honestly Fear Socialism The Poor Relation Reasonable Resolutions Private Morality and Public Immorality The Humanness of Women The Barrel Kitchen-Mindedness Parlor-Mindedness Nursery-Mindedness Naughty A Village of Fools Believing and Knowing The House of Apples Ten Suggestions Genius, Domestic and Maternal A Man in Prison A Woman in Prison Improved Methods of Habit Culture Only an Hour Wholesale Hypnotism The Kitchen Fly Her Pets What Virtues Are Made Of Animals in Cities While The King Slept The Beauty Women Have Lost Is It Wrong To Take Life? The World and The Three Artists Woman and The State Why Texts? Women Teachers, Married and Unmarried Christmas Love Our Overworked Instincts The Permanent Child The New Motherhood How We Waste Three-Fourths of Our Money The Nun in The Kitchen Poems: Then This Arrears How Doth The Hat Thanksgiving Thanksong Love Steps Child Labor His Crutches Get Your Work Done A Central Sun, a song Locked Inside Here is the Earth ...