Between the late 1800s and early 1900s, millions of immigrants journeyed to America. Why did they come? What was their journey like? What did they experience at Ellis Island—the Isle of Hope and Isle of Tears? Through costumes, games, music, photos, and props children will experience the heartrending and heartwarming stories of these brave and determined people—some of whom came to America with only faith, hope, and a story. The program accompanies Ellis Island, a Scholastic, 2005 title in the Cornerstones of Freedom series. (Grades 1-6)

Children whose ancestors are Jewish, Italian, and Irish
Author Visit Review

” I have been relating your enactment of Immigration to all of my family . . . it was superb and engaging and so true to the way it was for immigrants in the early 1900’s. Your props made it a reality for all who attended. I was truly spellbound as were the rest of the audience!”
Girl Scouts Leader
Stoneham, MA

Below is a video of children singing in Hebrew–one of the languages of their immigrant ancestors: