Some recommended books:
American Passage by Vincent J. Cannato
Ellis Island (True Books: American History) by Elaine Landau
I Was Dreaming to Come to America: Memories from the Ellis Island Oral History Project by Veronica Lawlor
Arriving at Ellis Island (Landmark Events in American History) by Dale Anderson
Ellis Island (We the People: Modern America Series) by Lucia Raatma
Ellis Island (Cornerstones of Freedom: Third Series) by Melissa McDaniel
Statue of Liberty:
Enlightening the World: The Creation of the Statue of Liberty by Yasmin Sabina Khan
Statue of Liberty (True Books: American History) by Elaine Landau
Did You Know?
Since the passage of the "Steerage Act of 1819", passenger manifests have been required for all arriving vessels to be delivered to the U.S. Government and reported to Congress. This document, used for inspection at Ellis Island, has become an important starting point in researching family history.