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A Suitcase of Dreams
Immigration Stories from the Skirball Cultural Center
by Shelly Kale
The story of immigration is our nation's oldest story. It began hundreds of years ago and has not ended. The story of immigration is your story, too. It is the story of your family, for we are all either immigrants or descendents of immigrants.
Today, more Americans were born in other countries than at any other time in our nation's history. We all share the American dream— the dream of living a better life.
Like these students who visited the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, you can learn about immigration through the stories of Jewish immigrants in America. These stories help us understand why all immigrants come here and what they hope to achieve. Pack your suitcase with dreams and come with us on a journey to this land of America.
Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Paperback, 32 pages. Published by the Skirball Cultural Center, 2001.