Immigration & Emigration

The United States was founded on principles of freedom. With no state church, an emphasis on personal liberty, and a diverse, democratic population, our country has attracted immigrants since its beginning. The constant influx of non-natives has resulted in heated debates about who to let in, what they need to do to become citizens, and what rights they have as non-citizens. Today, those afraid of terrorists sneaking in as private immigrants press for restricted overseas immigration policy, while on the Mexican border the government is calling for increased numbers of border patrolmen to keep illegals from crossing into the U.S.

There is no monolithic Christian position on the issue, either. Some feel that outsiders should have to conform to the standards of those already living in the country, including learning the English language and adapting to American culture. Others feel that an exclusivist position is un-Christian and un-American, that we should (as the Statue of Liberty states) open our arms to everyone who seeks refuge on our shores. While you probably have your own opinion, we encourage you to thoroughly understand the arguments of both sides before simply jumping to a conclusion.

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Stories of Immigrant Life
by Linda Granfield, photographs by Arlene Alda
from Tundra Books (NY)
for 3rd-6th grade
in Immigration & Emigration (Location: HISA-20IM)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Across America on an Emigrant Train
by Jim Murphy
from Sandpiper Books
for 5th-8th grade
in Immigration & Emigration (Location: HISA-20IM)
$10.95
Adèle & Simon in America
by Barbara McClintock
1st edition from Farrar, Straus and Giroux
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Bound for America
Great Journeys
by Milton Meltzer
from Benchmark Books
for 5th-8th grade
in Immigration & Emigration (Location: HISA-20IM)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Bracelet, The
by Yoshika Uchida
from PaperStar Books
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Coal Miner's Bride
Dear America
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
from Scholastic Inc.
Fictional historical journal for 3rd-6th grade
in Dear America Books (Location: SER-DEAR)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Coming to America
Perspectives on History Series
by Katharine Emsden
from History Compass
Non-fiction for 6th-9th grade
in Immigration & Emigration (Location: HISA-20IM)
Coming to America
by Betsy Maestro
from Scholastic Inc.
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Immigration & Emigration (Location: HISA-20IM)
$2.50 (2 in stock)
Coming to America
by Betsy Maestro
from Scholastic Inc.
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
in Immigration & Emigration (Location: HISA-20IM)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Coolies
by Yin, illustrated by Chris Soentpiet
from Puffin Books
for 5th-8th grade
in Transcontinental Railroad (Location: HISA-19TRR)
$7.99
Copper Lady
On My Own History
by Alice Ross, Kent Ross
from First Avenue Editions
for 2nd-5th grade
in Immigration & Emigration (Location: HISA-20IM)
Dreams in the Golden Country
Dear America
by Kathryn Lasky
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Dear America Books (Location: SER-DEAR)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Ellis Island
Cornerstones of Freedom
by Melissa McDaniel
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th Grade
in Cornerstones of Freedom (Location: VIN-CORN)
Everything Sad Is Untrue
by Daniel Nayeri
from Levine Querido
for 11th-Adult
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
Exploring the Titanic
by Robert D. Ballard
from Scholastic Inc.
in Titanic & 20th Century Disasters (Location: HISV-20DIS)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Finding the Titanic
by Robert D. Ballard
from Scholastic Inc.
for 2nd-3rd grade
in Scholastic / Hello Reader! (Location: EAR-SCH)
$3.99 $2.00 (1 in stock)
First Farm in the Valley
by Anne Pellowski
from Bethlehem Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$9.50
Forgotten Ellis Island
by Lorie Conway
from Collins
for 9th-Adult
in Immigration & Emigration (Location: HISA-20IM)
$24.00 (2 in stock)
Great Wheel
by Robert Lawson
from Walker and Company
Realistic fiction for 4th-8th grade
1958 Newbery Honor Book
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$8.49 $4.80 (2 in stock)
Growing Up in Coal Country
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
from Houghton Mifflin
for 6th-9th grade
in Industrialization & Organized Labor (Location: HISA-19IND)
$7.95
Growth of America
A Basic History of the United States Volume 4
by Clarence B. Carson
from American Textbook Committee
American History Reference for 9th-Adult
in Basic History of the United States (Location: HISCUR-US)
$18.00 $12.00 (1 in stock)
House on Walenska Street
by Charlotte Herman
1st edition from E.P. Dutton & Co.
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$5.60 (1 in stock)
How I Became an American
by Karin Gundisch
from Cricket Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$6.40 (1 in stock)
How Many Days to America?
by Eve Bunting
for 1st-4th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
How They Built the Statue of Liberty
by Mary J. Shapiro
from Random House
for 7th-9th grade
in Immigration & Emigration (Location: HISA-20IM)
If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island
If You Were There
by Ellen Levine & Wayne Parmenter
from Scholastic Inc.
Historical Non-Fiction for 2nd-5th grade
in Immigration & Emigration (Location: HISA-20IM)
$6.99 $4.00 (2 in stock)
Immigrant Kids
by Russell Freedman
from Puffin Books
Non-fiction for 3rd-6th grade
in Immigration & Emigration (Location: HISA-20IM)
$8.99
Immigrant Kids
by Russell Freedman
from Scholastic Inc.
for 5th-9th grade
in Immigration & Emigration (Location: HISA-20IM)
$3.00 (2 in stock)
Immigrants to America
History of America
by Linda Thompson
from Rourke Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
in Immigration & Emigration (Location: HISA-20IM)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Jane Addams
A Discovery Book
by Helen Stone Peterson
from Garrard Publishing Company
for 2nd-4th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Jar of Dreams
by Yoshiko Uchida
2nd edition from Aladdin Paperbacks
for 5th-9th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$5.94
Journey
from Flying Eye Books
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Journey of Pieter & Anna
by Helen Denboer
from Chariot Victor Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$2.40 (1 in stock)
Journey to America
Journey to America Saga #1
by Sonia Levitin
from Aladdin Paperbacks
for 3rd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$6.79 $3.20 (3 in stock)
Journey to the New World
Dear America
by Kathryn, Lasky
from Scholastic Inc.
Fictional historical journal for 3rd-6th Grade
in Dear America Books (Location: SER-DEAR)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Kids on Strike!
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
from Houghton Mifflin
for 4th-6th grade
in Industrialization & Organized Labor (Location: HISA-19IND)
$10.99 $7.00 (1 in stock)
Lady Liberty: A Biography
by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Matt Tavares
from Candlewick Press
for 1st-4th grade
in Landmarks & Symbols of the United States (Location: HISA-LAND)
$4.50 (2 in stock)
Letters from Rifka
by Karen Hesse
from Puffin Books
Realistic Fiction for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$2.80 (1 in stock)
Letters from Rifka
by Karen Hesse
from Square Fish Publishing
Realistic Fiction for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$6.79 $3.60 (1 in stock)
Liberty
by Lynn Curlee
from Atheneum
for 4th-6th grade
in Landmarks & Symbols of the United States (Location: HISA-LAND)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Long Way to a New Land
An I Can Read Book Level 3
by Joan Sandin
from HarperCollins
Historical Fiction for 2nd-4th grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: EAR-ICR)
$4.24 $2.00 (1 in stock)
Meet Kirsten
American Girl
by Valerie Tripp
from American Girl
for 2nd-5th grade
in American Girl (Location: SER-AMGIRL)
$2.80 (1 in stock)
Meet Rebecca
American Girl
by Jacqueline Dembar Greene
from American Girl
for 2nd-5th grade
in American Girl (Location: SER-AMGIRL)
Memory Coat
by Elvira Woodruff, illustrated by Michael Dooling
from Scholastic Press
Realistic Fiction for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$7.20 (1 in stock)
Night to Remember
by Walter Lord
from Bantam Books
for 7th-Adult
in Titanic & 20th Century Disasters (Location: HISV-20DIS)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Night to Remember
by Walter Lord
50th Anniversary from Henry Holt and Company
for 7th-Adult
in Titanic & 20th Century Disasters (Location: HISV-20DIS)
$7.00 (1 in stock)
Nory Ryan's Song
by Patricia Reilly Giff
from Scholastic Inc.
for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$3.20 (1 in stock)
Orphan for Nebraska
A Guild Book
by Charlene Joy Talbot
from Atheneum
Realistic Fiction for 4th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$6.40 (1 in stock)
Orphan Train Rider
by Andrea Warren
from Houghton Mifflin
for 3rd-6th grade
in Gilded Age (1865-1918) (Location: HISA-19GI)
$9.95
Orphan Train Rider
by Andrea Warren
from Houghton Mifflin
for 4th-6th grade
in Gilded Age (1865-1918) (Location: HISA-19GI)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
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