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What Was Ellis Island?

What Was... ? Series

by Patricia Brennan Demuth; Kevin McVeigh (Illustrator); David Groff (Illustrator)


From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island was the gateway to a new life in the United States for millions of immigrants. In later years, the island was deserted, the buildings decaying. Ellis Island was not restored until the 1980s, when Americans from all over the country donated more than $150 million. It opened to the public once again in 1990 as a museum. Learn more about America's history, and perhaps even your own, through the story of one of the most popular landmarks in the country.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2014
ISBN-13 9780448479156
ISBN-10 044847915X
Class Copyright
Publisher Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Subject History;Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size 26 MB
Number of Pages 112
Length of Recording 1
Shelf No. KT548
Grade Range 3 - 7
Ages 8 - 12
Lexile 800L