History Books By Topic

Learning About Immigration

This post is for sharing “living” or great books on the following history topics:

American Immigration

The Statue of Liberty

(For the list of all history topics addressed by this blog, click here.)

For Elementary Students:
A touching hardback picture book about a Japanese family emigrating to the U.S. A Caldecott Medal winner.

A true story about a persevering immigrant overcoming prejudice to succeed in revolutionizing the shoe industry, making shoes much more affordable:

A story set in 1893 describing the building of the first large Ferris wheel in Chicago with the aid of immigrants:

All of a Kind Family, by Sydney Taylor.  About a Jewish family living in New York at the beginning of the 20th century. My 9yo couldn’t put this book down!  There is a list of discussion questions about this book on page 9 of this PDF.

An old (1965) but well-written story about the Statue of Liberty:

For High School Students:


What are your favorite history books on this topic? Feel free to share with a comment below.


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