Little Miss HISTORY Travels to ELLIS ISLAND

Volume 6

Children - Educational
42 Pages
Reviewed on 11/23/2015
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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Ellis Island is more than just the National Museum of Immigration. It was the site where more than 70 percent of American immigrants arrived in the United States. It was the point of entry, the point where they were either approved or sent to infirmaries because they were too sick to be allowed entrance into the United States. Thousands passed through Ellis Island and thousands more remained on Ellis Island, denied entry until their health improved, which it often did not.

Its history goes back further than the entry point to American citizenship. And that's what Little Miss History wants to discover. She wants to learn all there is to know about Ellis Island and she wants to share her excitement with young readers. So Little Miss History goes to Ellis Island and tours the museum that now marks the spot where thousands of immigrants learned their fate - citizenship or not. She roams the halls and studies the historic plaques marking famous and not so famous people who entered the country via Ellis Island. And she tells her story, inviting young readers along for the ride as well as a fascinating study in American history.

Little Miss HISTORY Travels to ELLIS ISLAND is the sixth book in Barbara Ann Mojica's series following Little Miss History's travels. It's an exciting way to teach history to young readers as the readers can relate to the main character and share in her excitement and anticipation. The illustrations are wonderful and it looks like a travel diary as the illustrations carry the story while the text states historical facts and interesting tidbits. Very well done.

1 Dream Reader

Once again I was delighted to see another one of Author Barbara Ann Mojica’s Little Miss History Books released. I was gifted this book by the author for an honest review. As a veteran teacher and reading specialist I praise this series highly for the endless teaching possibilities of these informational stories.
I had a special interest in Little Miss History Travels to Ellis Island having both sets of grandparents make their way through here.
There are many outstanding features of this book, two of them being vivid illustrations that support the text and our Little Miss History character who appears in each adventure. It is consistency that is most important for children when reaching for that goal to make an impact. This book was loaded with facts and information that even I was not aware of. I loved the authentic photos also.
This is a great treasure for teachers, educators, parents and families to learn about such an important part of our history.
Well done, Author Mojica.

Bette A. Stevens

Get Hooked on History!
After reading several books in Barbara Ann Mojica's 'Little Miss History' series, I was delighted when the author provided me with a copy of her latest book for review. As a retired teacher, I'm always interested to read, review and share excitingl new children's books. The book's story line takes readers through the museum, where we find intriguing facts and wonderful photos and illustrations regarding the history of Ellis Island, The Statue of Liberty and the plight of immigrants who entered America through its gates. Although I had the opportunity to visit Ellis Island as a teen, I discovered some new facets of my own ancestors' entry into the USA that I plan to research. 'Little Miss History Travels to Ellis Island' is a children's book I highly recommend to teachers and parents as a wonderful way to explore US history and excite readers to learn more. ~ Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator

Judith A. Addington

Another winning book in the Little Miss History series by Barbara Ann Mojica! I love these books filled with information, fun facts about history, marvelous illustrations and some surprises along the way! I am always astonished at what I don’t know about history, and Barbara’s books make history zing.
The rhyming is very clever, and the illustrations of Little Miss History are not only fun, but realistic and stunning in their execution. Little Miss History has a lively personality and she continues her legendary tours in this amazing book! This is a real page turner, and I can’t wait to read the next book. You will love this book!
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Kinsman Book Gang

Learning about history, even for the most reluctant readers.
When I discover that a new Little Miss History book is out, I always know that I'm going to learn something new; often about places that, as a British person, I'm completely ignorant of. I love the part illustration / part photographic style of this whole series of books, and think the interesting snippets of information on each page are a great way for even the most reluctant young reader to absorb new facts.

Ellis Island is clearly a place of huge importance to the many Americans whose ancestors passed through it on entering the country as immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries. This book shows readers the procedure that these immigrants were subjected to, with "gate keepers" deciding who would be allowed to enter, and who would be turned away (leading to the island also being known as the "Island of Tears".)

For added interest, the book also explains the history of the island both before and after its buildings were used as a major immigration port.

Well done, Little Miss History! Another book to be proud of. I can't wait to follow you on your next big adventure.

MRS D

Because I’m an immigrant, the new book Little Miss History Travels to Ellis Island, written and illustrated by Barbara and Victor Mojica, touched my heart deeply. Historical facts and friendly illustrations got me interested in Ellis Island immediately. Enjoying page after page, I was lured into their wonderful story, learning about the uneasy ordeal of immigrants without even realizing it. Educational and fast-paced, it reveals the happy and sad moments, crushed dreams, disappointments and possibilities of people who crossed the ocean centuries ago looking for a better life.

As much as I enjoyed the story itself, I must praise Victor Mojica for his splendid artwork. Entertaining and engaging, his illustrations made this story believable and fresh. They supported the written content in a way that every elementary school student can understand and can be successful in reading it independently. This book does a wonderful job of presenting historical facts about the immigrants and what they were going through while waiting to enter the land of their dreams.

The author frequently tells the reader facts about the history of Ellis Island and what role it played in the life of immigrants. Easy to read, this book will help further a child's curiosity about history and American landmarks.

This book is a fantastic tool to teach children age 6 and up about their heritage and ancestors. Elementary school students are at a great age to learn about where their families came from and what their worried relatives felt while setting foot on a land they had never seen before. This book can plant a family tree and give children useful knowledge about what this country stands for and is built on.
Never too old to learn!
In their history books, Mr. and Mrs. Mojica are embedding good seeds of ideas that can shape a child’s life. All their books are well illustrated, the text is interesting to any age of children, and it is amazing what parts of the story they will focus on.

I recommend this book for those who would like to guide their children into an interest in American culture and history. It is great that the Mojicas understand targeted audiences for their history books. Because of their educational history books, elementary school children will have a chance to study legendary landmarks and have a better grasp of related material later in life.

If you want to learn personally or teach your children about the basics of American history and famous landmarks, and you're looking for a way to make it engaging and fun, you will found it in the Little Miss History series. They are a breath of fresh air for parents interested in presenting a more accurate historical picture for their children while still being child-appropriate.

Little Miss History Travels to Ellis Island is a boundless story for young readers who have just start learning about our country. The delightful illustrations and interesting detailed story are a great resource for young students. It is a playful introduction to history and children!

Kitty Muse Book Reviews

Little Miss History is on the road again!
This time she is visiting Ellis Island, a place through which many of the ancestors of US citizens passed. In a very short time, the reader learns much more than in most history books.
For example—did you know that the very first immigrant to step foot on Ellis Island was given a 10-dollar gold piece? Or that the health inspectors had a code of letters that they would chalk onto immigrants to designate various diseases?
Not only does Ms. Mojica once again give us a concise, interesting, and thoroughly memorable tour of a national landmark, her illustrator, Victor Ramon Mojica, does an outstanding job of melding drawings with photographs.
Of course, I have my favorites:
I love Little Miss History’s sensible shoes—actually, the entire costume at the beginning leads right into the story.
The bucket of water at the fire is a nice touch—reminds readers that hoses and water pressure didn’t exist at that time.
She casts a long, dark shadow in the area where immigrants waited to learn their fate—very symbolic.
All in all, a very good book for those in the early to middle grades. I highly recommend it.

By Amazon Customer

Format: Paperback

Little Miss History Travels to Ellis Island is another amazingly well-written book with so much history. What I love most about this author's books is historical information coupled with rich truths/facts and fantastic illustrations.

I just knew I'd enjoy this book, and so many others will, too. We are living during an era where there's much talk about immigration, and immigration laws, so books like this one will usurp much diverse conversations. Adults can help children sort through puzzling questions using respectful discourse one to another.

School officials: History teachers, and librarians should have loads of these books on campuses, and classrooms all over. Parents: You will want a complete set of the "Little Miss History Travels to..." books in your home library as well.

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By Sarah Reviews

I was looking forward to joining Little Miss HISTORY on her next excursion and I am utterly delighted with Barbara Ann Mojica’s latest chapter in the series that chronicles our heroine’s journey. In ‘Little Miss History Travels to Ellis Island’, the fabulous Ms. Mojica treats readers to an up-close tour of the famed Museum on the ‘Island of Tears and Heartbreak’. Complemented by illustrator Victor Mojica’s extraordinary mixed-media images, the author transports readers to the turn of the 20th century, when a massive flow of immigrants entered the United States through its New York’s Ellis Island gateway. Fascinating, engaging, and touching. Highly, highly recommended.

Aileen Stewart

History Comes Alive!
This book is part of a history series that makes history much more fun to learn then the average dry text book. As I followed Little Miss History on her travels to Ellis Island, I enjoyed the facts, many of which I had not known before. The mix of illustrations and real pictures from Ellis Island was a refreshing mix that made the facts come to life. This book and the others in the series would be great for both home schoolers and children who have an interest in history. I know I would have loved these books when I was young had they been around.

Disclosure: This book was given to me for my honest review without any other compensation.

PJ La Rue

Made me feel like I'd returned to Ellis Island for another visit
Ms. Mojica delivers another educational and entertaining book. As an amateur history buff, and reader of historical novels, I love the Little Miss History series. The settings are places I've been, or places I want to go. And the unique illustrations are superb, perfectly fitting the story being told. These books are short enough for very young children's attention spans and written on a level that will challenge their minds to learn. The series should be in classrooms and at home for children to read over and over again.

I received a .PDF copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

C L Murphy

Another stellar addition to this series...
We journey with Little Miss History to Ellis Island as she explains its rich history. Tidbits of information are shared as we discover the important facts of this port of entry. It gives us a glimpse of what it might have been like to leave one's homeland for the hope of a better life in another land. A great addition to the non-fiction series. As always, stunning visuals compliment the text.

Betty Davis Author of The

Amazing!

The author Barbara Mojica creates another fantastic book Ttravels to Ellis Island. The illustrations are impressive .The talent of the illustrations are interesting, and compelling keeping anyone reading the book interested wanting to read more. As always Barbara does a wonderful job of making history easy to understand and gives you facts many may not know. As a history buff myself I definitely would encourage any elementary school child or adult to read this book. Its by far a journey you won't want to miss!

By Diane Mae Robinson,Mul

I'm always excited when Barbara Ann Mojica has a new book in her history series. Little Miss HISTORY Travels to Ellis Island is another excellent addition to this outstanding and vibrant series.

The author has a wonderful writing style, which is concise yet reveals tons of information, and the mixture of photographs and wonderful illustrations add a truly unique feel to the book. The author has a gift for making history fun. Readers of all ages will love this book, and this whole series.

By Werner Stejskal

Here is another book in this informative series of Little Miss History. It is a well done collage of historic photos and drawings, which makes the story of Ellis Island more interesting for school children and adults just the same. It is an enjoyable way to learn about our past. I fully recommend this series. Keep them coming Barbara!

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We are proud to announce that LITTLE MISS HISTORY TRAVELS TO ELLIS ISLAND by Barbara Ann Mojica is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!