Dreaming of America: An Ellis Island Story (International Reading Association Teacher's Choice Award) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-12-10 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 11 user ratings

" Nice book for learning about those who came here and went through Ellis Island. " said.

" This story tells the story of Annie Moore. Annie Moore was the first immigrant to be processed in Ellis Island. This book would be a good introduction for discussing immigration. " said.

" really wish there was a better, less juvenile looking cover to this book. story is great...about first immigrant thru ellis island. true story " said.

" I found this book pretty interesting because it tells about the first immigrant to the Ellis Island, a fifteen year old Annie Moore. I was interested because I'm new to the US too, as Annie and her 2 brothers were. It's just about how they'll meet the parents back!@!Read it to your kids..! " said.

" Grade Levels: 3-5* Can be used for an integrated lesson with ELA and history/social studies* Great for introducing topics of immigration and American history* Students can create journal entries, pretending that they are immigrants that have arrived to Ellis Island. What is happening? What are their thoughts and feelings? " said.

"I didn't realize until the end what historically significant person this protagonist was! Annie Moore-the "first immigrant to enter the United States through Ellis Island." My son and I recently read a little about this in a page from S is for Shamrock, and this version brings her story alive.

Full of symbolism, voice, dialect, and warm, lovable characters, this would be a great book for the classroom for a unit on immigration or Irish culture. Refers briefly to the "wake" in which she participated the night before she left for America; a song called "American Wake" by The Elders would be a terrific supplement to this read with students or your children. Highly recommend it.
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" The copy I read was falling apart, but it didn't diminish how well this book was made at all. The writing is so attentive to detail, I felt like I was there with her. Having had family that came to America in much the same way that this trio did, it was especially personal. I really enjoyed the story with the anecdotes and artifacts interspersed throughout. I was really impressed with every aspect of this book. I highly recommend it, especially in connection with a unit on U.S. immigration. " said.

"Annie Moore and her two brothers sailed the SS Nevada from Ireland to New York and were the first immigrants to be processed through Ellis Island in 1892. This book tells the story of them traveling across the ocean to meet their parents in America. The voyage was difficult and they had many fears but they made it. This is a longer picture book for grades 3-6. I like the combination of illustrations and actual photographs to tell the story. I think this story would be good to get students thinking about what it would be like to move from one country to another without your parents. " said.

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