EMMA'S POEM GRINSPOON ED PA SP SLS

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Apr 5, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
""Give me your tired, your poor
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free . . . " "

In 1883, Emma Lazarus, deeply moved by an influx of immigrants from eastern Europe, wrote a sonnet that gave a voice to the Statue of Liberty. Originally a gift from France to celebrate our shared national struggles for liberty, the statue, thanks to Emma's poem, came to define us as a nation that welcomes immigrants. The text of that now famous poem, "The New Colossus," appears in this free-verse biography, illustrated in an exquisite folk art style. "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Poetry)

 

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Contents

Dedication
Authors Note
Back Flap
Back Cover
Spine
Copyright

About the author (2010)

Linda Glaser's grandparents emigrated from eastern Europe in the late 1800's to New York City, where they first saw the huge statue.Also the author of the immigrant novel, BRIDGE TO AMERICA, Ms. Glaser lives in Duluth, MN.

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