The history of immigration in America comes alive! Engaging patriotic stories of hope that shape most immigration books are supplemented here by the lesser-known stories of those denied, detained, and deported.
The St. Louis, a ship filled with Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany sought refuge in American ports and was turned away. Japanese-Americans were rounded up during World War II and placed in detention centers. Their stories and more in this richly illustrated volume.
Ann Bausum has written several acclaimed reference books for National Geographic Children's Books, including Freedom Riders, a 2007 Sibert Honor Book, and Courage and Cloth, winner of the 2005 Jane Addams Children's Book Award, Our Country's Presidents, and Our Country's First Ladies. She lives in Beloit, Wisconsin.