Streets of Gold
It is 1901. Marisia and her family flee Poland ahead of the czar's soldiers. But at Ellis Island, her sister and parents are turned away. Now Marisia and her brother, Stefan, must find their way in the New World alone.
Marisia dreams of becoming an artist. Can she overcome the hardships of immigrant life on New York's Lower East Side, the struggle to find work, and the tyrannical views of those who would stand in her way? With only her wits, her talent, and her feisty spirit to guide her, she sets out to turn dream into reality.
“Streets of Gold will carry young people to another time and place. Readers won't want the story to end!”
—Diana Pardue, Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Marie Raphael is a life-long educator who has worked with young people at many levels and in many situations—from a Harlem pre-school in New York City to college classrooms in Boston and California to a rural junior high school. Presently, she lives in northern California and supervises student teachers at Humboldt State University. She is also the author of A Boy From Ireland.
Paperback / $12.95 / ISBN 978-0-89255-256-6 / 216 pages / Fiction