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Immigrants (A Library of Congress Book) School & Library Binding – March, 2000

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School & Library Binding, March, 2000
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From School Library Journal

Grade 4-8?Through archival black-and-white photographs and full-color lithographs, paintings, posters, drawings, and other illustrative material, these books offer indelible glimpses of their subjects. Immigrants concentrates on the millions of newcomers who came to America between 1870-1920. Images of the journey itself, the ordeal of Ellis Island, life in the cities and in rural communities, and children at play and in school have been selected to capture this complex experience. Brief first-person commentaries by immigrants are highlighted on many pages. Sandler's text is written in the present tense, which gives the photos the effect of being part of a newsreel and provides a "you are there" impression. This title would be a great companion to Russell Freedman's Immigrant Kids (Dutton, 1980). Presidents sparkles with vignettes that reveal the uniqueness of the men to hold the office, as political figures and as private citizens. Pictures of them at leisure, campaigning, and with their families and pets offer a fascinating record of this "profoundly human institution." Brief facts, such as the first president to ride in an automobile (Teddy Roosevelt) and the only one to have a patent issued in his name (Abraham Lincoln), make this book as entertaining as it is informative. Some of the photos are not captioned, and their subjects are not identified in the text. Nonetheless, both of these series entries combine excellent-quality visuals with intriguing sketches, reminiscences, and anecdotes to make history come alive.?Carol Schene, Taunton Public Schools, MA
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Gr. 4^-6. Focusing on the period 1870^-1920, this new entry in the Library of Congress Book series is a collection of photographs and illustrations of the immigration experience loosely tied together by a general text. Quotes from immigrants from different countries and photos of the Statue of Liberty (in pieces), Ellis Island, and the urban centers where many of the immigrants began life in America combine to give an idea of what life was like. Sandler also includes brief discussions of slavery and of immigration patterns today. The conclusion emphasizes cultural diversity as our greatest strength. The format, with a multitude of illustrations, is nicely designed for browsing, and there's enough infomation to make the book a good lead-in to more in-depth materials on the subject. Janice Del Negro --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • School & Library Binding: 92 pages
  • Publisher: Topeka Bindery (March 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 061328531X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0613285315
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,185,270 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Professor on June 16, 2011
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The book's condition was excellent as was the delivery speed. My child loves these books, so to get used ones at a great price is much appreciated.
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