Friends From the Other Side/Amigos del
. San Fransisco, California: Children’s Book Press, 1993.
Young undocumented workers from Mexico struggle against hardship and misunderstanding to endure.
New Kids in Town: Oral Histories of Immigrant
New York: Scholastic, 1991.
Firsthand accounts of the experiences of eleven teenagers who immigrated to America.
Becoming a Citizen: Adopting a New Home
. Austin Texas: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1993.
Discusses the law, the court system, how the law can be challenged, and what American laws mean to the individual.
Lee Ann:The Story of a Vietnamese-American
. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1991.
A young Vietnamese-American girl describes her family and school life, weekend activities, and celebration of TET, the Vietnamese New Year.
How Many Days to America?
. New York: Clarion, 1988.
Refugees from a Caribbean island embark on a dangerous boat trip to America where they have a special reason to celebrate Thanksgiving.
. Chicago: Children’s Press, 1994.
Poems about Latino Americans, such as César Chávez, Linda Ronstadt, Henry Cisneros, and Roberto Clemente.
Evitts, William J.
Early Immigration in the United States
. New York: Franklin Watts, 1989.
Describes the United States as a nation of immigrants. Gives reasons why people came to America, examining how the early immigrants, from the Dutch to the Africans, settled and adapted to their new home.
Fassler, M.D., David.
Coming to America: The Kids’ Book
. New York: Waterfront, 1993. Children who have immigrated to the United States describe their experiences in adjusting to a new country and culture. Includes drawings made by the children.
Graff, Nancy Price.
Where the River Runs
. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1993.
A Cambodian family tries to keep its ethnic heritage after immigrating to America. Photo essay. Contains questions for United States citizenship.
The Statue of Liberty: America’s Proud Lady
. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company, 1986.
A history of America’s most famous statue, discussing how it was built and why it was given to the United States.
Herold, Maggie Rugg.
A Very Important Day
. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1995.
Two hundred-nineteen people from thirty-two different countries make their way to downtown New York in a snowstorm to be sworn in as United States citizens.
Jacobs, William Jay.
Ellis Island: New Hope in a New Land
. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1990.
First experiences of immigrants sailing into New York Harbor to be processed at Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty in sight, welcoming them.
How My Family Lives in America
. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
African-American, Asian-American and Hispanic-American children of immigrant parents describe their families’ cultural traditions.
Coming to America
. New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1996.
The history of immigration to America and the motivations behind the decisions of the immigrants. Brief overview of immigration from the first people to cross the Bering land bridge to the late 20th century.
Maestro, Betsy and Guilio.
The Story of the Statue of
. New York: Lothrop, 1986.
Traces the statue’s creation from its inception to its unveiling and dedication ceremony.
Reimers David M.
The Immigrant Experience
. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1989.
Immigration of newcomers, the majority from Asia, the Caribbean and the Middle East, who have enriched and vitalized the life of the United States and Canada.
I Speak English for My Mom
. Illinois: Albert Whitman and Company, 1989.
A young Mexican-American girl must translate for her mother who speaks only Spanish. Later the mother learns English in order to get a better job.
Stein, Conrad R.
. Chicago: Children’s Press, 1992.
Describes the history, closing, and restoration of the immigration center and depicts the experiences of the immigrants who came to Ellis Island at the turn of the twentieth century.
Songs of Our Ancestors
. Chicago: Children’s Press, 1995.
A collection of poems that focus on famous North American Indians and events in their history.
My Backyard History Book
. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1975.
Activities and projects for learning about the past, beginning with family genealogy. The premise is—history, a celebration of the passing of time.