There is a lot of talk about immigration these days and there are many opinions on the subject. This book for elementary school aged children is not political although it does serve as a reminder of what immigrants have contributed to the country. Included are biographies of fifteen immigrants. Those featured range from those I know well to people I have just learned about. All are inspiring. Some of those included are Levi Straus (of jeans fame), Mary Harris Jones (better known as Mother Jones, a woman who experienced much tragedy and worked in the labor movement), Albert Einstein, the architect I.M. Pei, the author Isabel Allende and Elie Wiesel, a well-known Holocaust survivor.
This book provides a good introduction to each person and hopefully will inspire students to learn more about these men and women. There are additional resources and suggestions of other immigrants to learn about at the end of the book. At the beginning, there is a short introduction on immigration.
I recommend this title for both home and school libraries. Both adults and children can enjoy this title. I learned a lot. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.
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