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Title:
German immigrants, 1820-1920
Author:
Frost, Helen, 1949-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Mankato, Minn. : Blue Earth Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 21 x 26 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Early German immigrants -- Life in the old country -- The trip over -- Arriving in America -- Surviving in America -- Keeping traditions -- Timeline -- Famous German-Americans -- Words to know -- To learn more -- Places to write and visit -- Internet sites.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.6 1.0 51173.
ISBN:
9780736807944
Format :
Book

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Summary

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Discusses reasons German people left their homeland to come to America, the experiences immigrants had in the new country, and the contributions this cultural group made to American society. Includes activities.


Author Notes

Author Helen Frost was born in Brookings, South Dakota in 1949. She received a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education with an English concentration from Syracuse University and a Masters degree in English from Indiana University. She has taught writing from pre-school through university and has published poetry, children's books, anthologies, a play, and a book about teaching writing.

Skin of a Fish, Bones of a Bird, a collection of poetry, won the Women Poets Series Competition in 1993. Poems from that collection were awarded the Robert H. Winner Memorial Award and the Mary Carolyn Davies Memorial Award by the Poetry Society of America. She worked with the Fort Wayne YWCA and the Fort Wayne Youtheatre to help high school students write about how they had been affected by violence. This workshop led to a play and an anthology of student writing, both entitled Why Darkness Seems So Light. Keesha's House was awarded a Michael L. Printz Honor from the American Library Association in 2004.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-6. Immigration to the U.S. in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries is the subject of these titles in the new Coming to America series. Children in settled and in newly emigrated families from everywhere will welcome the look back, and those with families from Germany and Scandinavia will find this a good place to start researching family history, for school and for personal interest. Each title takes a quick look at where the immigrants came from, why they left, their arrival in the U.S., their struggle to keep their traditions, and their contributions to this country. The type is small and the writing style is flat, but the facts are solid, and the open, magazine-style design includes historical photos on each page and lots of sidebars and features, including a map, craft ideas, and recipes. A glossary, a bibliography, and a list of museums and Web sites are appended. More titles are listed in the Series Roundup in this issue. --Hazel Rochman