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If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island

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Publisher Comments:

If your name were changed at Ellis Island

--Would everyone in your family travel together?

--How long would you stay at Ellis Island?

--Would your name be changed?

This book tells you what it was like if when Ellis Island was opened in 1892 as a center for immigrants coming to live in America.

Synopsis:

This unique, interactive history book encourages readers to step into the past with its full-color question-and-answer format. It's also packed with quotes from children and adults who passed through Ellis Island.

Synopsis:

System requirements: Macintosh (LC, Centris, Performa, Quadra, Power Macintosh, PowerBook, or Duo) ; 4 MB RAM ; System 7 or higher ; CD-ROM drive ; color monitor capable of at least 256 color display ; 2.5 MB hard disk storage ; microphone and speakers recommended.

About the Author

How did people escape on the Underground Railroad? What was it like to land on Ellis Island?How did it feel to travel the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon? Ellen Levine has revealed worldsof fascinating adventure with her nonfiction books for young readers.

Although Ellen Levine enjoys reading and writing fiction, most of her books for young readershave been nonfiction. “Writing nonfiction lets me in behind the scenes of the story. I enjoylearning new things and meeting new people, even if they lived 200 years ago.”

“Real heroes,” Levine says, “aren't necessarily on TV or in the news. They can be ordinarypeople who are willing to take risks for causes they believe in. Nonfiction offers a way tointroduce young readers to real people who have shown tremendous courage, even when facedwith great danger. All of us have the potential. And one doesn't have to be a grown-up,” sheadds.

When she's not writing, Levine likes to share the excitement of research and the importance ofaccuracy with young readers. “Many young people think research is dull; you go to anencyclopedia, copy information, give it a title, and call it a report.” Using her books asexamples, Ellen explains how to get other, more interesting information. “I may not mention theexact words, but I talk to young people about primary and secondary sources. If I'm speakingwith third graders, I ask them, 'Where would I go if I wanted to find out what it's like to be athird grader?' Most will say, 'Read a book.' But when they say, 'Ask a third grader,' I knowthey've understood what I mean by a primary source of inspiration.”

For If You Were an Animal Doctor, for example, Ellen witnessed an emergency operation on acow. While doing research in Wyoming for Ready, Aim, Fire!, her biography of Annie Oakley,she got to hold the gun Ms. Oakley is believed to have shot in the presence of the Queen ofEngland. “It gave me such a strong feeling about this person,” she says. “That's part of research,too.”

Ellen Levine is the author of many acclaimed books, both fiction and nonfiction. Among them:If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon, If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island, I Hate English!, If You Lived at the Time of Martin Luther King, and Secret Missions. Her recent book, Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories, was named one of the Ten Best Children's Books of the Year by The New York Times, and Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association.

Ellen divides her time between New York City and Salem, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780590438292
ill.:
Parmenter, Wayne
Author:
Parmenter, Wayne
Author:
Levine, Ellen
Publisher:
Scholastic Paperbacks
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
History - United States/19th Century
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - History - General
Subject:
Social Science - Customs, Traditions, Anthropology
Subject:
History - United States/General
Subject:
Emigration and immigration
Subject:
History - United States/20th Century
Subject:
Ellis island
Subject:
Titanic
Subject:
Social Issues - Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Ellis Island Immigration Station (N.Y. and N.
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
If You.
Series Volume:
No. 6
Publication Date:
19940831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
1 computer laser optical
Dimensions:
7.5 x 9 in
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 1 computer laser optical pages Scholastic - English 9780590438292 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This unique, interactive history book encourages readers to step into the past with its full-color question-and-answer format. It's also packed with quotes from children and adults who passed through Ellis Island.
"Synopsis" by , System requirements: Macintosh (LC, Centris, Performa, Quadra, Power Macintosh, PowerBook, or Duo) ; 4 MB RAM ; System 7 or higher ; CD-ROM drive ; color monitor capable of at least 256 color display ; 2.5 MB hard disk storage ; microphone and speakers recommended.
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