Immigrant innovators : 30 entrepreneurs who made a difference

by Chagollan, Samantha,

Format: Print Book 2020
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Braddock Carnegie Library Non Fiction J 338 CHA
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
Collection  Non Fiction
Call Number  J 338 CHA
An inspiring children's biography collection, Immigrant Innovators highlights the stories of 30 immigrant entrepreneurs who have made it big in America.

Geared toward readers ages 8-12, the book features people from around the world who played a major role in establishing global companies and products. These entrepreneurs come from more than 25 countries and have been successful in a wide range of fields, from energy bars (KIND), yogurt (Chobani), and restaurant chains (Panda Express), to dominant industry players like YouTube and Tesla. The book includes full-page illustrated portraits of each entrepreneur as well as colorful infographics throughout.

Immigrant Innovators is a celebration of the immigrant experience--both the triumphs and the challenges--and an important reminder of the strength that comes from a broad and diverse population.

Included, among others, are: Ayah Bdeir, Lebanon, littleBits Rihanna, Barbados, Fenty Beauty Marcus Samuelsson, Ethiopia, Chef Hamdi Ulukaya, Turkey, Chobani Max Levchin, Ukraine, PayPal Mike Krieger, Brazil, Instagram Daniel Lubetzky, Mexico, KIND Snacks Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen, Israel, Houzz Luis von Ahn, Guatemala, Duolingo Pierre Omidyar, France, eBay Laura Behrens Wu, Germany, Shippo José Andrés, Spain, Founder of World Central Kitchen
Also includes infographics like: Pioneering Entrepreneurs Kids of Immigrants Immigrant Entrepreneurs: By the Numbers What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?
Mike Kreiger
Andrew Cherng and Peggy Cherng
Ruzwana Bashir
Daniel Lubetzky
Ayah Bdeir
Steve Chen and Jawad Karim
Marcus Samuelson
Mariam Naficy
Hamdi Ulukaya
Max Levchin
Shan-Lyn Ma
Koel Thomae
Carlos Castro
Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen
Luis von Ahn
Sophia Grojsman
Pierre Omidyar
Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli
Tae Yun Kim
Laura Behrens Wu
Frank Gehry
Ishveen Anand
Claudia Mirza and Azam Mirza
José Andrés.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In brief biographies flanked by quotations and facts, Chagollan documents the accomplishments of 30 immigrant entrepreneurs in the U.S.--men and women from 25 countries who have made an impact in the business world. Hamdi Ulukaya, a Kurdish immigrant to the U.S., fled political oppression in Turkey before founding Chobani, now the bestselling Greek yogurt in the country; he also employs refugees and offers staff shares in the company. "Before fame came knocking," pop star and Fenty Beauty founder Rihanna was "just a little girl from Barbados." A brief spread profiles children of immigrants, including Ruth Handler, daughter of Polish immigrants and co-inventor of the Barbie doll. Sidebars detail facts such as the definition of the "chork," a chopstick-fork combination introduced by Panda Express founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng, immigrants from China and Myanmar. Though highly stylized illustrations by Brown, including fanciful skin tones, render many subjects almost unrecognizable, the book is consistent in its message that immigrants are powerful change-makers, "not just in terms of culture and diversity, but also in innovation, job creation, and economic growth." Ages 8--12. (Oct.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Businesspeople -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Immigrants -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Immigrant business enterprises -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Baltimore, MD :Duo Press,2020
Contributors Brown, Calef, illustrator.
Language English
Description 128 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 121) and index.
ISBN 9781950500277
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