Gittel's Journey

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Ages: 7 to 8 Years
Last Sent to Families: May 2020


Gittel is just a little girl, but she’s heading to America by herself, with nothing but a slip of paper with her cousin’s address. When she arrives in Ellis Island, however, she realizes that the note is unreadable. What will she do now? Author Lesléa Newman’s gripping story, based on her own family history, will move kids and grownups alike.

Big Question

What does “home” mean to you?

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What Other Families Say About This Book

"My 7 year old daughter really enjoyed this book and thought about what it would be like to be Gittel. It seems to have been written in an engaging and relatable way."
"I liked this book because it is about a journey."