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"Gittel’s Journey" by Leslea Newman

gittelysbookcoverGittel and Mama are going to travel by boat to safety in America. But Mama has an eye infection and is not allowed on the boat. Mama sends Gittle on alone, and she has to spend weeks on the boat, hoping that she can contact her uncle when she gets to New York. Only the paper with his address is all smudged. Will Gittel ever leave the dorms on Ellis Island? Will Mama get well enough to cross the ocean?


"Gittel's Journey" by Leslea Newman is loosely based on stories the author heard from her grandmother and aunt about their experience traveling to America.


--Andrea W., Youth Services