Stitching a Life: An Immigration Story (Paperback)

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It's 1900, and sixteen-year-old Helen comes alone in steerage across the Atlantic from a small village in Lithuania, fleeing terrible anti-Semitism and persecution. She arrives at Ellis Island, and finds a place to live in the colorful Lower East Side of New York. She quickly finds a job in the thriving garment industry and, like millions of others who are coming to America during this time, devotes herself to bringing the rest of her family to join her in the New World, refusing to rest until her family is safe in New York.

A few at a time, Helen's family members arrive. Each goes to work with
the same fervor she has and contributes everything to bringing over
their remaining beloved family members in a chain of migration. Helen
meanwhile, makes friends and--once the whole family is safe in New
York--falls in love with a man who introduces her to a different New
York--a New York of wonder, beauty, and possibility.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781631526770
ISBN-10: 1631526774
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication Date: June 9th, 2020
Pages: 256
Language: English