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characters Emma's Poem The Voice of the Statue of Liberty

characters Emma's Poem The Voice of the Statue of Liberty ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ä Give me your tired  your poorYour huddled masses yearning to breathe freeWho wrote these words  And why In 1883 Emma Lazarus deeply moved by an influx of immigrants from Eastern Europe wrote a sonCame 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 Poetr. This intimate warm biography of Emma Lazarus shows clearly the obligation we all have to reach out and help others in any way we can Emma uses her considerable talent for writing and speech making to change the hearts and minds of the country to help people better understand the challenges faced by immigrants from around the world She cast the Statue of Liberty as a symbol for our spirit in that we are obliged to not sit back and watch the less fortunate struggle Instead we must take action and not only allow immigrants to settle in the United States but to embrace them to become their safe harbor and their home This view was not without controversy This topic of study can be enhanced by supplementing the book with other accounts of this time period including a closer look at the challenges and prejudices suffered by immigrants which often stemmed from the fear and economic hardships endured by the working class people who were here to receive them

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Give me your tired  your poorYour huddled masses yearning to breathe freeWho wrote these words  And why In 1883 Emma Lazarus deeply moved by an influx of immigrants from Eastern Europe w. This lovely picture book biography of the nineteenth century Jewish American poet Emma Lazarus and her best remembered work The New Colossus whose final lines Give me your tired your poor Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free The wretched refuse of your teeming shore Send these the homeless tempest tossed to me I lift my lamp beside the golden door are indelibly connected to the Statue of Liberty and to the idea well one of them anyway of the immigrant in American culture moved me to tears this morning as I read it on my morning commuteOpening with Lazarus' comfortable childhood and youth as the daughter of prosperous New Yorkers and then moving through her gradual awakening to the realities of poverty and suffering particularly amongst immigrants many of them Jewish like herself her growing involvement as an educator in the immigrant community and as an advocate for the less fortunate in the press of the day the book concludes with her penning of her famous sonnet as part of an effort to raise money for a base for the Statue of Liberty and the great fame the poem has won even down to the present dayLinda Glaser's deceptively calm narrative has an emotional depth to it that will immediately draw the reader into her story into Emma Lazarus' story The accompanying watercolor and gouache artwork by Claire A Nivola is incredibly beautiful with a somewhat stylized feeling that never detracts from its emotional impact I'm struggling to express just why it is that this title so moved me perhaps because through Lazarus' awakening to the world around her and her incredible commitment to doing something about the injustices of that world the reader too feels awakened In any case Emma's Poem is just a lovely lovely book one I recommend to anyone teacher parent librarian putting together a lesson on immigration or the Statue of Liberty and to young readers interested in those topics or in Emma Lazarus

Linda Glaser ☆ 5 characters

Emma's Poem The Voice of the Statue of LibertyRote 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. I learned a lot from this book I only knew Emma Lazarus as a poet I didn't know that she was also a humanitarian who worked with immigrants to teach them how to read and to help them find jobs After reading this I wanted to grab a book of her poetry and read I also didn't know that The New Colossus changed the image of the Statue of Liberty from a gift from France to a welcoming symbol of hope to immigrants One poem did all that Emma initially wrote her poem to help raise money for the pedestal for the statue to stand on The book stated that other poets of the time wrote poems too I was hoping I could find a collection of those poems but after searching on Google Books and Project Gutenberg I concluded that they must have been published individually and not as a collection Emma's Poem would make a great introduction to a study of the immigrant experience or of the Statue of Liberty Highly recommended