Publisher description for Emma's poem : the voice of the Statue of Liberty / by Linda Glaser ; with paintings by Claire A. Nivola.


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Give me your tired,_ your poor
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...
Who wrote these words?_ And why?
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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.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Lazarus, Emma, -- 1849-1887 -- Juvenile literature.
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile literature.
Poets, American -- 19th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women social reformers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Lazarus, Emma, -- 1849-1887.
Poets, American.
Reformers.
Jews.