Emma Lazarus was a Jewish woman that was inspired to write poetry from her heart. As a result of the suffering of the Jewish people in Russia and immigrating to the US, she wrote poems, plays, and articles on their plight. She is best known for her poem “The New Colossus which is on a plaque on the base of the Statue of Liberty.
Review by Kay Thomas, Eastwood Elem. School Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 1-4
Liberty’s Voice: The Emma Lazarus Story
Written by Erica Silverman, Illustrated by Stacey Schuett
Release Date: February 3, 2011
ISBN: 9780525478591 (hardcover)