Hope and Tears

Hope and Tears

Ellis Island Voices

By Gwenyth Swain; Gwyneth Swain

Calkins Creek Books, Hardcover, 9781590787656, 128pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2012

Swain re-imagines the stories of immigrants, inspectors, doctors, nurses, cooks, social workers, and more, basing them on historical documentation and real-life individuals. Through fictional letters, monologues, dialogues, and e-mails, she paints a unique picture of the struggles and triumphs of those who lived, landed, and worked on Ellis Island.

About the Author
DOB: 06/29/1961