Land of Hope (Ellis Island Series #1)

Land of Hope (Ellis Island Series #1)

by Joan Lowery Nixon

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Russian immigrant Rebekah Levinsky hopes desperately that her dream will come true in America. On the difficult ocean journey to the "land of opportunity" she meets two other girls—Kristin Swensen from Sweden and Rose Carney from Ireland. The three quickly become friends as they share their visions of the future and endure life on the overcrowded ship.

Once they reach Ellis Island the girls must separate and Rebekah and her family settle in New York on the Lower East Side. Instead of finding streets paved with gold, they slave seven days a week in a sweatshop. Will Rebekah find the courage to conquer the odds and find happiness in the United States of America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440215974
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 08/28/1993
Series: Ellis Island Series , #1
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,032,525
Product dimensions: 4.13(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.47(d)
Lexile: 880L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About the Author

Joan Lowery Nixon was the author of more than 130 books for young readers and was the only four-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Best Young Adult Mystery Award. She received the award for The Kidnapping of Christina LattimoreThe SéanceThe Name of the Game Was Murder, and The Other Side of the Dark, which also won the California Young Reader Medal. Her historical fiction included the award-winning series The Orphan Train Adventures, Orphan Train Children, and Colonial Williamsburg: Young Americans.

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Land of Hope (Ellis Island Series #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
t1bnotown on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This definitely gives you a different perspective than Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. These three girls want to come to America to get the same rights as boys, and find camaraderie together. Soon they are separated and we follow Rebekah's story where she struggles to get her family beyond their life in the sweatshop and get her parents' to understand her dreams. Finally she takes action and makes it happen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
if you like historical fiction i think you will like this book. it was really good and it was a pretty easy book to read. just read it and you wont be dissapointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is just a great book, i am reading this book for my school project and this talks about how teenage girl feels and how she wants to get educated in united states. in russia she couldnt do anything she wanted just because she was a girl. but life is not so easy in united states either. this book is full of surprises, sad and lots of information of history. everyone should read this book! this is awesome!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is just awesome it talks about how pre-teen feels about growing up and deals with money problem and finding their life in united state.everyone should read this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
The way this story describes the way of Jewish life is awesome. It is a very hopeful book for anyone who immigrates to the U.S.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Has good facts, about a jewish immigrant from Russia coming to the 'Land of Hope' where she dreams to go to school and become a teacher.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very bad, I don't ever want to read it again. In fact, I recommended it to all of my friends! I think This book was very good, I think many teachers should read it to their class. It stunk that much. If you want to read this awesome book, don't, because it stinks. And don't forget, this book rocks!