The Picture the Past series looks at the many kinds of communities in America's past. Each book describes what made each community different and what children and adults did each day. Life at Ellis Island In this book, discover why and how millions of people came to live in the United States. Learn how these people landed in New York, at Ellis Island, and were checked before entering the United States. Visit Ellis Island and see how immigrants lived there. Then use a recipe to make an immigrant treat–noodle kugel!