The Memory Coat

Title

The Memory Coat

Authors

Elvira Woodruff

Illustrator

Michael Dooling

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9780590677172

Pages

32 pages

Genre

historical

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In the early 1900s, two cousins leave their Russian shtetl with the rest of their family to come to America, hopeful that they will all pass the dreaded inspection at Ellis Island.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

AD860L

Diversity Topics

Culture/Ethnicity; Immigrants and refugees; immigrant family; immigrant children; immigrant parents; migrants; migration; relocation; resettlement; emigration; asylum

Main Character

female chilld

Race/Ethnicities

White (Russian)

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Carolyn W. Field Award, 2000, Winner, Illustrator
Sydney Taylor Book Award, 1999, Notable Book, Younger Reader
Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 13th Edition, 2002 Struggle and Survival
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2000 Five to Nine Past
Best of the Bunch, 1999 Notable Books for Younger Readers
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2000 World History and Culture
Smithsonian Magazine's Notable Books for Children, 1999 Middle Reader
Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association, 2000
Teachers' Choices, 2000 Intermediate

Keywords

cousins; Ellis Island Immigration Station; Judaism; Jewish; persecution; coat; extended family; epidemic

Diversity Impact

direct

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