Book - An Ellis Island Christmas

Book - An Ellis Island Christmas


Having left Poland and braved ocean storms to join her father in America, Krysia arrives at Ellis Island on Christmas Eve. "An affecting, beautifully illustrated story." Vogue Magazine”

By Maxinne Rhea Leighton – Illustrated by Dennis Nolan

Told from a child’s perspective of what it is like to leave one’s home and everything familiar in hope of a better life, the story and the illustrations powerfully evoke the uncertainty, wonder, and hope of this young immigrant, who arrives at Ellis Island on Christmas Eve. 

Along with An Ellis Island Christmas, Maxinne Rhea Leighton is co-author of Grand Central: Gateway to a Million Lives (W.W. Norton), recipient of the Chartered Institute of Building Awards, England; co-author Educating for Social Justice: A Dangerous Game: Matilda Joslyn Gage Center (Journal of Museum Studies); and co-editor of The Future of Cities: An Integrated Approach to Urban Cities.


Price: $6.99 - paperback

For ages 3-8.