Land of Hope

By Joan Lowery Nixon
Level 7

Land of Hope, by Joan Lowery Nixon, takes the reader on a journey of emigration across the Atlantic to New York City in 1902. I really enjoyed seeing the experience through the eyes of the Levinsky family, an Orthodox Jewish family. They are a faithful and close family who face challenges together, and reading about them increased my interest in learning about Jewish traditions and culture. I also wondered if I have ancestors who came through Ellis Island. This book does contain a wholesome, budding romance between older teenagers. It is the first book in a series, but the other books in the series are unrelated stories of different characters immigrating to the United States, so this book works as a stand-alone.

(Reviewed by an Official Good and Beautiful Reviewer)

Region Europe, The United States, New York
Period 1902
Genre Historical Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • E-Book
  • 4 Entertainment Value
  • 4 Moral Value
  • 4.5 Educational Value
  • 3 Literary Value
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