Author: Kathleen Duey
Publisher: Aladdin; Paperback
Period: early 1900's immigration to the US
American Diaries Series
The ship is nearing Ellis Island. Arriving in America will mean seeing her father again after two long years, but Nell Dunne is still miserable. The journey has been awful; the food is stale and the ship is filthy. Nell's mother and baby sister have been seasick off and on, and her grandmother's forgetfulness and confusion have gotten worse. And now Nell is worried about rumors saying the American inspectors at Ellis Island can send infirm, elderly people back. If Granny Rose is sent home to Ireland, Nell will have to go too, to take care of her. Has Nell endured the arduous ocean crossing only to end up being separated from her family?