Gittel’s Journey

An Ellis Island Story



ISBN: 9781419727474 Categories: ,

Lesléa Newman, Amy Bates


A 2020 Sydney Taylor Honor Book!
A 2019 National Jewish Book Award Winner!
Gittel and her mother were supposed to immigrate to America together, but when her mother is stopped by the health inspector, Gittel must make the journey alone. Her mother writes her cousin’s address in New York on a piece of paper. However, when Gittel arrives at Ellis Island, she discovers the ink has run and the address is illegible! How will she find her family? Both a heart-wrenching and heartwarming story, Gittel’s Journey offers a fresh perspective on the immigration journey to Ellis Island. The book includes an author’s note explaining how Gittel’s story is based on the journey to America taken by Lesléa Newman’s grandmother and family friend.

Additional information

Weight 518 g
Dimensions 24 x 28.6 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 5 February 2019
Number of pages 48
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24 x 28.6 cm
Weight 518 g
Lesléa Newman is the author of 70 books for adults and children. Her literary awards include a National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship, the Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award, and the Massachusetts Book Award. She lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Amy Bates is the illustrator of Bear in the Air, Minette's Feast, and The Dog Who Belonged to No One. She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.