Emma's Poem

Written by
Illustrated by
Claire A. Nivola 
Ages: 7 to 8 Years
Last Sent to Families: June 2018


Emma Lazarus was raised in a wealthy Jewish American family in 1880’s New York City, where she was moved by the plight of immigrants. As a young woman, asked to write a poem to raise money for a pedestal for the proposed Statue of Liberty, she composed “The New Colossus” and so became the voice of the Statue of Liberty. This is the story of the difference she made in her world.

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