Emma's Poem

The Voice of the Statue of Liberty
Glaser, Linda (Book - 2010)
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Emma's Poem

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Give me your tired, your poor Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free... Who wrote these words? And why? In 1883, Emma Lazarus, deeply moved by an influx of immigrants from Eastern Europe, wrote a sonnet that was to give voice to the Statue of Liberty. Originally a gift from France to celebrate our shared national struggles for liberty, the Statue, thanks to Emma's poem, slowly came to shape our hearts, defining us as a nation that welcomes and gives refuge to those who come to our shores. This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Poetry)
Authors: Glaser, Linda
Title: Emma's poem
the voice of the Statue of Liberty
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,29 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Linda Glaser ; illustrated by Claire A. Nivola
Additional Contributors: Nivola, Claire A.
ISBN: 0547171846
Branch Call Number: j B-L431g 2010
Subject Headings: Jews New York (State) New York Biography Juvenile literature Women social reformers New York (State) New York Biography Juvenile literature Poets, American 19th century Biography Juvenile literature Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.) Juvenile literature Lazarus, Emma, 1849-1887 Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Jews
Women social reformers
Poets, American
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.)
LCCN: 2009026924
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Read about Emma, her work with immigrants in New York, and her poem, The New Colossus, which helped raise money for the statue and is on a plaque at the Statue of Liberty today.

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