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Ellis Island


This morning, coming from Ellis Island, Bella had been terrified, clutching Pietro’s arm as they fought their way through the crowd.
Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  an island in New York Bay that was formerly the principal immigration station for the United States having processed twelve millions immigrants
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  • This morning, coming from Ellis Island, Bella had been terrified, clutching Pietro’s arm as they fought their way through the crowd.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • The last time I felt this way I was in the waiting rooms at Ellis Island.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • And me a hungry Jewish youth, a poor nebbish with five dollars landing on Ellis Island not knowing a single individual.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The guy had just been in New York, had visited Ellis Island.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King

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  • Hand-lettered signs in the hallway: sign-up sheets for tennis lab and cooking classes, tryouts for The Odd Couple, field trip to Ellis Island and tickets still available for the Swing into Spring concert, hard to believe that the world had ended and yet somehow these ridiculous activities kept grinding on.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • With nearly 300 million people, the United States has almost five times as many residents as when Ellis Island welcomed new arrivals.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • A Staten Island Ferry was plowing through the waves near Ellis Island.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • At Ellis Island the rabbi was asked his name, and he gave it as Senders.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • Seventy percent of the Eastern European Jews who came through Ellis Island in the thirty years or so before the First World War had some kind of occupational skill.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Mam said, That’s the Statue of Liberty and that’s Ellis Island where all the immigrants came in.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes

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  • How many of you have been to Ellis Island?
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Then Miss Love’s picture postcards of Coney Island and Ellis Island started coming.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • Sponsored by an uncle, Alex Yarina, he passed through Ellis Island and made his way to the Pennsylvania mining and steelworking town of Franklin Borough, on the Conemaugh River sixty-five miles east of Pittsburgh and two miles east of Johnstown.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • In history class, Gogol has learned that European immigrants had their names changed at Ellis Island, that slaves renamed themselves once they were emancipated.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Why do I care if your mother thinks I was born in the steerage section of a ship on the way to Ellis Island?
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • On Ellis Island the officials asked her, "What year did your husband cut off his pigtail?" and it terrified her when she could not remember.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • When I entered the shower baths at Ellis Island, I found plenty of soap and water.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Let’s call it an Ellis Island hospital.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • They travel south past the Wall Street skyscrapers, past Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, past Bayonne, New Jersey, and the Bay Ridge Channel and under the Verrazano Bridge.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Behind the ship the white wake that stretched to Ellis Island grew longer, raveling wanly into melon-green.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • It wasn’t her fault the officials on Ellis Island were so picky about who they let in.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Don’t you know there are hundreds of girls arriving at Ellis Island right this minute, who’d love taking your job?
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • The paesani Bella had planned to live with, the ones who’d dreamed of gold and assured Bella, again and again, "Anything is possible in America"—they hadn’t even been allowed off Ellis Island.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Obviously her husband had either taken the precaution of sending them to her while she was still in Europe or had brought them with him to Ellis Island where she had slipped them on before she left.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • On Ellis Island the people were thin after forty days at sea and had no fancy luggage.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • Another day we rode the ferry to Ellis Island, where they take in immigrants.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • Ellis Island, The Irish Rose, Delancey Street.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Ellis Island had been made out of wood and iron.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • As one final act of kindness toward us—or perhaps to rid themselves of the nuisance of constant worry—Da’s parents and sisters scraped together the money for ocean passage for our family of five, and on a warm spring day we boarded the Agnes Pauline, bound for Ellis Island.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • On the Ellis Island website she clicks Passenger Records Search.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Not a month later, we found ourselves bound for Ellis Island on the Agnes Pauline.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • At Ellis Island when the ghost asked Brave Orchid what year her husband had cut off his pigtail, a Chinese who was crouching on the floor motioned her not to talk.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • Ellis Island 1927.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Is it because he thinks of me as a friend of Jane’s, and therefore practically her equal, not just another immigrant who still has the dust of Ellis Island on her shoes?
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Ellis Island is not a core concept in Southeast Washington (it is, in fact, the sort of white people’s history often passed over in favor of Afrocentric studies), and Cedric has never heard the reference.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • (I pray thee ask no questions this is that Golden Land) THE small white steamer, Peter Stuyvesant, that delivered the immigrants from the stench and throb of the steerage to the stench and the throb of New York tenements, rolled slightly on the water beside the stone quay in the lee of the weathered barracks and new brick buildings of Ellis Island.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • I can pick out the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Brooklyn Bridge.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Their worst nightmare is coming to an Ellis Island hospital.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • So every year, Our Lady and all the Ellis Island hospitals look for foreign interns.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Next to his picture were photos of my great-grandparents, Ellis Island immigrants.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • All Ellis Island hospitals.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • There are a hundred girls coming into Ellis Island right now who’ll take your job if you can’t do it right!
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • I just wanted to see if I could find anything, and it was surprisingly easy; I found records from Ellis Island
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Later this month, I will be participating in a ceremony at Ellis Island, where I will receive copies of the ship manifest and the immigration documents that record the arrival in America of my mother, Maud Ariel McKoy, from Jamaica aboard the motor ship Turialba in 1923.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
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