Their great gift courage, sacrifice, and hope in a new land

by Coy, John, 1958-

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Explores the experience of immigrants who came to America in the twenty-first century, celebrating the diversity of the country and hope for the future.
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Booklist Review: "Immigration has become a controversial topic in recent years, and this collection of striking photos and evocative words brings a warm, human face to an issue too often spoken about in abstract terms. Huie's moving photos capture immigrant families in a variety of contexts attending school, lounging at home, performing back-breaking labor, laughing with family, blending in with their new communities, and holding onto old traditions and though there are no captions or explanations, each image carries significant emotional weight. Meanwhile, Coy's words link each page's photos together, emphasizing common experiences of newcomers to this country: They made mistakes and people laughed; They kept going day after day so we'd have choices they didn't have. It's a powerful message beautifully carried out in the marriage of words and pictures, one reminding readers that immigrants are not just brand-new transplants in their neighborhoods; in many cases, they are the progenitors of the majority of American families. A moving, affirming, and important addition to picture-book collections.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2016 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Coy (Hoop Genius) and photographer Huie (Looking for Asian America), in his first book for children, deliver a visual smorgasbord that informs young readers-and reminds older ones-how the United States was and continues to be made. Color and b&w photographs of modern-day immigrants appear alongside a spare, poetic text describing their collective experience in a new country. "They made mistakes and people laughed. Others didn't understand how much they'd sacrificed. They worked long, hard hours, at difficult jobs....They saved and did without/ and sent money back." The newcomers (mostly Asian, African, and Hispanic) cover a broad range of ages and appear in everyday scenes: children at a school lunch table or Scout meeting; adults learning a new language or working at night. Some stare with expressive eyes, while others mingle and laugh with family and friends. The message is clear: they are us, as they always have been. The final line, "What will we do with their great gift?" poses a seminal question for citizens already here. Both author and illustrator detail their own ancestors' arrival stories in endnotes. Ages 5-9. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Subjects Immigrants United States Juvenile literature
Immigrants United States Pictorial works Juvenile literature
Immigrants Pictorial works
Juvenile Nonfiction
United States Emigration and immigration Juvenile litertaure.
United States Emigration and immigration Pictorial works Juvenile literature.
Electronic books.
Juvenile Picture books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Lerner Publishing Group2016
Contributors Huie, Wing Young, 1955- photographer.
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Audience Ages 5-9
Language English
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Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781467797566
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