Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to welcome author Barbara Ann Mojica as a guest contributor with us today. Ms. Mojica is here to share information about “Little Miss History Travels to Ellis Island”, the latest installment in the “Little Miss History” educational picture book series for children.
Little Miss History Travels to Ellis Island
by Barbara Ann Mojica
Humans aspire to achieve. Whether driven by desire or need, they feel compelled to better the lives of themselves and their loved ones. Societies of the twenty first century are grappling to balance the needs of prospective immigrants seeking new opportunities for advancement and refugees fleeing from oppression and the ravages of modern warfare.
A journey begins with leaving one place and venturing forth toward a new one. Millions of immigrants left their homelands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to seek the promise of a better future in America. Why did they abandon their homeland? Some fled from political oppression or slavery, others sought work or the possibility of acquiring land to farm. Those who entered the Great Hall on Ellis Island did so with fear in their hearts and hope in their eyes.
Come follow along and explore their dreams and experiences as they passed through the gates on Ellis Island. Perhaps you will see one of your ancestors reflected in their eyes. For most immigrants the end of their transatlantic voyage was a new beginning, for others it became “An Island of Tears.”
About the Book
Title: Little Miss History Travels to Ellis Island | Author: Barbara Ann Mojica | Illustrator: Victor Ramon Mojica | Publication Date: November 17, 2015 | Publisher: eugenus® STUDIOS | Pages: 42 | Recommended Ages: 4 to 10
The Early Buzz About the Book
“Little Miss HISTORY Travels to ELLIS ISLAND is the sixth book in BARBARA ANN MOJICA’S series. The illustrations are wonderful and it looks like a travel diary as the illustrations carry the story while the text states historical facts and interesting tidbits.” ~ 5 Stars, Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite
“This is a great treasure for teachers, educators, parents and families to learn about such an important part of our history.” ~ 1DreamReader, Amazon
“It is an enjoyable way to learn about our past. I fully recommend this series. Keep them coming Barbara!” ~ Werner S., Amazon
About the Guest Contributor: Barbara Ann Mojica
Barbara Ann Mojica is a historian and retired educator with forty years experience as a teacher, principal and school administrator. She writes historical articles for the Columbia Insider under the banner “Passages.” Using the whimsical Little Miss HISTORY character, Barbara hopes to inspire children to learn about historical people and places.. She looks like a wannabe park ranger with pig tails and hiking boots three sizes too big. Little Miss HISTORY’s antics make reading nonfiction a fun-filled adventure for all ages. Barbara reviews family friendly books on her blog twice weekly.
To follow Barbara or to request an interview, review copies, school visits, free printables or book signing events, please visit http://bamauthor.wordpress.com.