Children Immigration and Pioneer Stories


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    Britta’s Journey: An Emigration Saga

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    by Ann Marie Mershon
    Britta's Journey relates a young girl's experience as she travels across two seas to a new life. This nonfiction work is based on Hanging on in Colvill, a family history written by former resident of Grand Marais, MN, Eleanor Stone, about her Swedish family's 1904 emigration from Finland to Ellis Island. Being ... ... more

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    by Frances Arrington
    Similar to the theme in Dandelions (listed above), this novel strengthens the element of suspense as 11-year-old Polly and her sister, Jessie, are forced to hide in the tall prairie grass so their only neighbors, the mean-spirited Smiths, do not put the girls on an orphan train. For grades 4 -- 7. ... ... more

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    A Bride for Anna’s Papa


    by Isabel Marvin
    A story about Finnish Immigrants on Minnesota's Iron Range in 1907. Thirteen-year-old Anna Kallio is forced to leave school to keep house for her father and younger brother after her mother dies. Anna and her brother conspire to find a wife for their father so Anna can return ... ... more