Emma's Poem

The Voice of the Statue of Liberty

By Linda Glaser; Claire A. Nivola (Illustrator)
(Houghton Mifflin, Library Binding, 9780547171845, 32pp.)

Publication Date: April 2010

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Give me your tired, your poor
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free... Who wrote these words? And why? In 1883, Emma Lazarus, deeply moved by an influx of immigrants from Eastern Europe, wrote a sonnet that was to give 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, slowly came to shape our hearts, defining us as a nation that welcomes and gives refuge to those who come to our shores. This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Poetry)



About the Author
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.

Claire A. Nivola has written and illustrated many books for children, including "Life in the Ocean", which received three starred reviews. She is also the author of "Planting the Trees of Kenya, " a picture book about Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai. She lives with her husband in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts.
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