Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain

Awards:   Commended for Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Ten to Fourteen) 2015 Commended for Cybils (Nonfiction) 2014
Author:   Russell Freedman ,  Evans Chan
Publisher:   Houghton Mifflin
ISBN:  

9780547903781


Pages:   96
Publication Date:   07 January 2014
Recommended Age:   From 10 to 12 years
Format:   Hardback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain


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Awards

  • Commended for Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Ten to Fourteen) 2015
  • Commended for Cybils (Nonfiction) 2014

Overview

Angel Island, off the coast of California, was the port of entry for Asian immigrants to the United States between 1892 and 1940. Following the passage of legislation requiring the screening of immigrants, the other Ellis Island processed around one million people from Japan, China, and Korea. Drawing from memoirs, diaries, letters, and the wall poems discovered at the facility long after it closed, the nonfiction master Russell Freedman describes the people who came, and why; the screening process; detention and deportation; changes in immigration policy; and the eventual renaissance of Angel Island as a historic site open to visitors. Includes archival photos, source notes, bibliography, and index. AGES: 9 up AUTHOR: Russell Freedman received the Newbery Medal for Lincoln: A Photobiography . He is also the recipient of three Newbery Honors, a National Humanities Medal, the Sibert Medal, the Orbis Pictus Award, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. Mr. Freedman lives in New York City and travels widely to research his books. Illustrated

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Author:   Russell Freedman ,  Evans Chan
Publisher:   Houghton Mifflin
Imprint:   Houghton Mifflin
ISBN:  

9780547903781


ISBN 10:   0547903782
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   07 January 2014
Recommended Age:   From 10 to 12 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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* Equally evocative and informative, this is an excellent choice for middle school libraries. --School Library Journal, starred review * Carefully researched and clearly written. --Booklist, starred review This is a clearly written account of a lesser-known side of American immigration history that may add to readers' understanding of current political debate. --Horn Book * As immigration continues to be a major issue in America, this introduction to the Angel Island experience is overdue and, most of all, welcome. --Kirkus, starred review * A thorough narrative, with personal vignettes and b&w archival photos. . . . Making this poignant account even more so are translated poems interspersed throughout, written by despairing detainees on barrack walls. --Publishers Weekly, starred review Most spreads feature one or more photographs, slightly oversized text, and generous margins, making this an appealing selection for readers who find nonfiction daunting. --The Bulletin Freedman's book uses clear narrative language to pay tribute to the thousands of souls who passed through this prisonlike entryway, [Angel Island]. --VOYA


Equally evocative and informative, this is an excellent choice for middle school libraries. -- School Library Journal, starred review Carefully researched and clearly written. -- Booklist, starred review This is a clearly written account of a lesser-known side of American immigration history that may add to readers' understanding of current political debate. -- The Horn Book Magazine As immigration continues to be a major issue in America, this introduction to the Angel Island experience is overdue and, most of all, welcome. -- Kirkus, starred review A thorough narrative, with personal vignettes and b&w archival photos. . . Making this poignant account even more so are translated poems interspersed throughout, written by despairing detainees on barrack walls. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review


Equally evocative and informative, this is an excellent choice for middle school libraries. -- School Library Journal, starred review


Author Information

Russell Freedman received the Newbery Medal for Lincoln: A Photobiography. He is also the recipient of three Newbery Honors, a National Humanities Medal, the Sibert Medal, the Orbis Pictus Award, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. Mr. Freedman lives in New York City and travels widely to research his books.

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