Angel Island: Gateway To Gold Mountain

ISBN-10: 0544810899
ISBN-13: 9780544810891
Author: Freedman, Russell
Interest Level: 4-7
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Date: October 2016

Copyright: 2014

Page Count: 96


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Interest Level

Grades 4-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading:
Lexile: 1140
Accelerated Reader Level: 7.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 2.0
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BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Asia

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Exploration & Discovery

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / General

Description
Angel Island, off the coast of California, was the port of entry for Asian immigrants to the United States between 1892 and 1940. Following the passage of legislation requiring the screening of immigrants, "the other Ellis Island" processed around one million people from Japan, China, and Korea. Drawing from memoirs, diaries, letters, and the "wall poems" discovered at the facility long after it closed, the nonfiction master Russell Freedman describes the people who came, and why; the screening process; detention and deportation; changes in immigration policy; and the eventual renaissance of Angel Island as a historic site open to visitors. Includes archival photos, source notes, bibliography, and index..
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Nerdy Book Club Awards 2014: Middle Grade And Young Adult Nonfiction