Cover image for Angel Island : gateway to Gold Mountain
Title:
Angel Island : gateway to Gold Mountain
Author:
Freedman, Russell.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Clarion Books, [2013]

©2013
Physical Description:
81 pages : illustrations ; 26 m.
Summary:
A middle-grade history of the "other Ellis Island" traces how Angel Island served as an entry point for one million Asian immigrants to the United States in the early 20th century, drawing on memoirs, diaries, letters and "wall poems" discovered at the facility long after it closed to describe the center's screening process, immigration policies and eventual renaissance as a historic site.
Language:
English
Contents:
Where the walls speak -- Bound for Gold Mountain -- Angel Island or Devil's Island? -- Waves as big as mountains -- Life in the detention barracks -- The interrogation -- Picture brides, freedom fighters, and refugees -- A nation of immigrants -- Visiting Angel Island.
Reading Level:
Middle School

1140 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.6 2.0 163316.
ISBN:
9780547903781
Format :
Book