America is Immigrants; Sara Novic

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A gorgeous illustrated collection profiling immigrants from every single country in the world, celebrating the incredible range of what it means to be an American.

This vibrant volume brings American immigrant stories to life in short biographies written by award-winning writer Sara Nović with charming full-color illustrations by Alison Kolesar. At a time when public debate is focused on who belongs in America and who doesn’t, this book honors the crucial contributions of our friends and neighbors who have chosen to make this country their home.

Featured within are war heroes and fashion designers, Supreme Court justices and pop stars, athletes and civil rights leaders, including:
• the doctors who saved Ronald Reagan’s life
• creators of iconic American products like Levi’s, Chevys, and Nathan’s Famous hot dogs
• the scientists who contributed to the Manhattan Project
• the architects behind landmarks of the American skyline, like the World Financial Center, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, and the Sears Tower

October 15, 2019


About the Author

Sara Nović is author of the NYT best-seller TRUE BIZ, as well as the novel GIRL AT WAR, (2015, winner American Library Association Alex Award, longlist Women's Prize, finalist for the LA Times Fiction prize) and the illustrated nonfiction collection AMERICA IS IMMIGRANTS (2019). She's an instructor of creative writing and Deaf studies, and lives in Philly with her family.

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