Storytime with Lesléa Newman

Join author Lesléa Newman for a special storytime event featuring her newest picture book, Gittel’s Journey: An Ellis Island Story.

Gittel and her mother were supposed to immigrate to America together, but when her mother is stopped by the health inspector, Gittel must make the journey alone. Her mother writes her cousin’s address in New York on a piece of paper. However, when Gittel arrives at Ellis Island, she discovers the ink has run and the address is illegible! How will she find her family? Both a heart-wrenching and heartwarming story, Gittel’s Journey offers a fresh perspective on the immigration journey to Ellis Island.

Lesléa Newman is the author of 70 books for adults and children. Her literary awards include a National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship, the Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award, and the Massachusetts Book Award. She lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

This event is in partnership with Brookline Booksmith.

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When

March 30th

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location

Coolidge Corner - Meeting Room
31 Pleasant Street, Brookline, MA 02446

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