Martin W. Sandler
Scholastic Nonfiction 2004
is, as the cover says, ‘the story of
and the journey to
’. The book tells the stories of many immigrants that passed through
from the day they opened their doors to when
ceased to allow immigrants through. The author talked mainly with his
grandfather to get the results shown in this book.
the book’s cover may look dull, it’s actually not too bad. The author uses
great descriptive style, and shows you the difference between lifestyles today
and back then through his contrasting words.
you know nothing about
, or know a bit, but find it boring, then I would suggest this book. I would
bring this book to school if I were studying
, but I wouldn’t recommend it as a pleasurable read. I had a difficult time
keeping my eyes focused on the page, and I tried to take in the words typed
there with the same difficulty.
has found it’s way onto the shelves of bookstores and libraries. Now,
if it finds it’s way into your hands, I would tell you to read it, for
previously stated reasons, so go ahead and read away!
~ Emma Shebat, grade 7,