Does anyone know of any good read-aloud books about Ellis Island (3rd grade)?

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  1. teacherperson

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    I'm teaching about immigration and Ellis Island to 3rd graders.
     
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    One of the books in Scholastic's My America series was based on Ellis Island, "Hope in my Heart". The story is told from the POV of a 9-year-old child mistakenly separated from her family. It's ~100 pages though, I don't know if you have that kind of time allotted. It does have sequels though, which is a plus to encourage independent reading.
     
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    Journey to Ellis Island
    When Jessie Came Across the Sea
    Grandfather's Journey
    The Memory Coat
     
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    I personally love The Memory Coat. Used it for a grad school project.
     
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    We listen to a Tumblebook each day during snack and I put on Castle on Hester Street and it was about a girls journey to America from Russia. It was very good!!
     

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