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America is immigrants

America is immigrants / Sara Nović ; illustrated by Alison Kolesar.
Nović, Sara, 1987-
New York : Random House, [2019]

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Kolesar, Alison,
xvii, 280 pages : illustrations (chiefly color); 19 cm
  • Biographies.
  • History.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- On enslaved people: Africa to North America from the 1500s to 1865 -- Pioneers -- Builders -- Creators -- Defenders -- Movers -- Explorers -- Thinkers.
Call Number
JFC 19-295
  • 9781984819826
  • 1984819828
Nović, Sara, 1987- author.
America is immigrants / Sara Nović ; illustrated by Alison Kolesar.
New York : Random House, [2019]
First edition.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Stories of remarkable American immigrants are brought to life in short, lyrical biographies written by Sara Nović 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, and 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 jeans, Chevrolet, Nathan's Famous hotdogs, Chef Boyardee, Carvel ice cream. 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; Desi Arnaz; Isaac Asimov; George Balanchine; Sergey Brin; Gisele Bundchen; Willem de Kooning; Marlene Dietrich; Albert Einstein; Alfred Hitchcock; Arianna Huffington; Enrique Iglesias; Iman; Hedy Lamarr; Yo-Yo Ma; Pedro Martinez; Joni Mitchell; Sidney Poitier; Wolfgang Puck; Rihanna; Knute Rockne; Nikola Tesla; The von Trapps; Elie Wiesel; Anna Wintour"-- Provided by publisher.
Colorful drawings accompany one-page biographies of immigrants. Some of the names are familiar, others less so, but all have made at least a minor impact on American history in some way. Interspersed with the brief biographies are sidelines on such subjects as American comfort food; recommended readings; and the Manhattan Project. -- from perusal of book
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Kolesar, Alison, illustrator.
Research Call Number
JFC 19-295
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