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Emma's Poem : The Voice of the Statue of Liberty (School And Library) (Linda Glaser)

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Give me your tired, your poorYour 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)
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.
Number of Pages: 30
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: History / Symbols + Monuments, History / United States / 19th Century
Series Title: Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)
Format: Library
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Linda Glaser
Language: English
Street Date: April 5, 2010
TCIN: 12199530
UPC: 9780547171845
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-0204
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