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“For all children who come to this country seeking freedom and safety.”
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Gittel’s Journey tells the story of a brave young Jewish girl immigrating to the United States from Easter Europe, all on her own. And only nine years old!
This beautiful, heartwarming story is based on true events the author’s ancestors experienced when arriving on Ellis Island afraid and alone, but risking it all for a chance at a better life.
Young readers will enjoy this sweet story and its lovely illustrations—particularly those who are immigrants themselves—while adults will enjoy the true story of Gittel’s Journey included in the final pages from the author.
Recommended for all ages, Gittel’s story is sure to inspire bravery and hope for the young immigrants of today, while reminding young Americans that we all have a similar story. ?
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