America Is Immigrants

Product Number: EB00754943
Released: Oct 15, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781984819833
Publisher: Random House
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Description

This gorgeously illustrated collection profiles inspiring immigrants from around the world to celebrate the incredible range of what it means to be an American. Stories of remarkable American immigrants are brought to life in short, lyrical biographies written by writer Sara Novic and charming full-color illustrations by artist Alison Kolesar. Some of the names you'll find here are familiar: Founding father Alexander Hamilton was born and raised on the tiny Caribbean island of Nevis before coming to New York to pursue his education; Yoko Ono's parents disapproved when she fell in with the bohemian art scene after the family moved to the United States from post-war Japan. Some less so: when Ronald Reagan was shot in 1981, three of the doctors who saved his life were immigrants. Many iconically "American" products wouldn't be here without their immigrant inventors: Levi's jeans, Chevrolet, Nathan's Famous hot dogs, Chef Boyardee, Carvel ice cream. Emblems of the American skyline like the Gateway Arch in St. Louis or the Sears Tower wouldn't exist. The Manhattan Project would have never happened. At a time when so much of public debate is focused on who belongs in America and who doesn't, this book offers an opportunity to celebrate the diverse paths and contributions of so many of our friends and neighbors. America Is Immigrants features athletes and war heroes, Supreme Court justices and pop stars, fashion designers and Civil Rights leaders, including: Madeleine Albright Isabel Allende Mario Andretti Desi Arnaz Isaac Asimov George Balanchine Sergey Brin Gisele BUndchen Willem de Kooning Oscar de la Renta Marlene Dietrich Albert Einstein Alfred Hitchcock Arianna Huffington Enrique Iglesias Iman Grace Jones Henry Kissinger Mila Kunis Hedy Lamarr Yo-Yo Ma Miriam Makeba Pedro Martinez Joni Mitchell Sidney Poitier Wolfgang Puck Rihanna Knute Rockne M. Night Shyamalan Gene Simmons Nikola Tesla The von Trapps Elie Wiesel Anna Wintour

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Author(s): Sara Novic
Original Publish Date: Oct 15, 2019

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