In parallel stories, a Ukrainian Jewish family prepares to immigrate to the United States in the late 1800s, and Frederic Auguste Bartholdi designs, raises funds for, and builds the Statue of Liberty in honor of the United States' centennial.
Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Poverty; Immigrants and refugees; financial hardship; immigrant family; immigrant children; immigrant parents; relocation; resettlement
mother and father
Storytelling World Resource Award, 2009, Honor Book, Stories for Adolescent Listeners
Sydney Taylor Book Award, 2009, Silver, Younger Reader
Children's Catalog Supplement to Nineteenth Edition, 2009
liberty; hope; greenhorn; train; boat; Statue of Liberty; freedom; name change; Yiddish; farm animals; adjustment; cigars; new job; new home; excitement; Egypt; Paris; new life
Yolen, Jane, "Naming Liberty" (2008). Diverse Families. 1743.