What Was Ellis Island? Learn about how this famous location served as the gateway to a new life in America for millions of people, as well as its other uses through the years. Black-and-white illustrations, maps, and a timeline are included. Ages 9-11. 106 pages, softcover.
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.
Patricia Brennan Demuth is the author of Who Is Bill Gates?, What Was Pearl Harbor?, and Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?