Virtual Event - Gittel's Journey: An Ellis Island Story

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Join us for our Virtual Author Series Event, a live discussion with  Lesléa Newman, author of Gittel's Journey: An Ellis Island Story

Thursday June 15, 2023
7:00pm EDT

Virtual Event - FREE
Once you register a zoom link will be sent by email on the day of the event.

Gittel’s Journey: An Ellis Island Story

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.

About Lesléa Newman:

Lesléa Newman has created 80 books for readers of all ages, including Gittel’s Journey: An Ellis Island Story, which received the National Jewish Book Award and the Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Silver Medal. Other books include, Ketzel, the Cat who Composed (Sydney Taylor Gold Medal) and Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale With A Tail (National Jewish Book Award and Sydney Taylor Gold Medal). She is also the author of the dual memoir-in-verse, I Carry My Mother and I Wish My Father. She has received creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, and from 2008 - 2010 she served as the poet laureate of Northampton, MA.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher:  Abrams Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (February 5, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.12 lbs

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