Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain by Russell Freedman
Many people know about Ellis Island and its place in American immigration history. But what about Angel Island? Located in San Francisco Bay, not far from Alcatraz, Angel Island was America’s western immigration station where more than half a million people arrived between 1910 and 1940. This is a fascinating look into a place where people dreamed of a better life, and poured out their feelings on the walls of the barracks where they were detained, waiting for immigration officials to decide their fate. Not all reached Gold Mountain.
The book includes photographs, source notes, picture credits and an index. Russell Freedman is a well-respected author of informational books for children, and received the Newbery Medal for Lincoln: A Photobiography.