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First generation : 36 trailblazing immigrants and refugees who make America great /

by Wallace, Sandra Neil [author.]; Wallace, Rich [author.]; Nowicka, Agata [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.Edition: First edition.Description: 94 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780316515245; 0316515248.Other title: 1st generation; Thirty six trailblazing immigrants and refugees who make America great; 36 trailblazing immigrants and refugees who make America great.Subject(s): Immigrants -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Refugees -- United States -- Juvenile literature | Immigrants | Refugees | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Social Science -- Sociology | Biography | Juvenile works | Biographies
Contents:
Halima Aden -- Madeleine Albright -- Diana Al-Hadid -- Sergey Brin -- Maria Contreras-Sweet -- Celia Cruz -- Willem De Kooning -- Vinod Dham -- Cheryl Diaz Meyer -- Albert Einstein -- Kahlil Gibran -- Sophia Grojsman -- Mazie Hirono -- Fatimah Hussein -- Razia Jan -- Mother Jones -- Meb Keflezighi -- Yo-Yo Ma -- Maryam Mirzakhani -- John Muir -- Dikembe Mutombo -- Martina Navratilova -- Indra Nooyi -- Adriana Ocampo -- Pauline Park -- I.M. Pei -- Jorge Ramos -- Marcus Samuelsson -- Carlos Santana -- Yasser Seirawan -- Nikola Tesla -- Hamdi Ulukaya -- Rose Winslow -- Joe Wong -- Barbara Young -- Ahmed Zewail.
Summary: "Artists and athletes. Educators and journalists. Activists and inventors. CEOs and comedians. Celebrate the genius, diversity, and grit of immigrants and refugees in this boldly illustrated guide to 36 American trailblazers. The men and women in this book represent nations from Somalia to Germany, from Syria to China, from Mexico to Sweden, and more. They are people like Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, international singing sensation Celia Cruz, star basketball player Dikembe Mutombo, world-renowned physicist Albert Einstein, and influential journalist Jorge Ramos. And they are all immigrants or refugees to the United States of America. Their courage, their achievements, and their determination to change the world have helped make our country a stronger place. Perhaps reading their stories, you will be inspired to make the world a better place, too."--Back cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Albert Einstein. Mazie Hirono. Dikembe Mutombo. Celia Cruz. Madeleine Albright. Nikola Tesla. These are just a few of the names young readers will find in the pages of First Generation . Featuring 36 incredible individuals, this book tells the stories of artists and athletes, scientists and musicians, activists and inventors, educators and journalists, all immigrants and refugees to the United States of America. Because of their achievements and their determination to change the world, our country has been made a far better place. And after reading their inspiring stories, readers will hopefully see how they can become change-makers themselves.

Includes bibliographical references.

Ages 8-12.

"Artists and athletes. Educators and journalists. Activists and inventors. CEOs and comedians. Celebrate the genius, diversity, and grit of immigrants and refugees in this boldly illustrated guide to 36 American trailblazers. The men and women in this book represent nations from Somalia to Germany, from Syria to China, from Mexico to Sweden, and more. They are people like Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, international singing sensation Celia Cruz, star basketball player Dikembe Mutombo, world-renowned physicist Albert Einstein, and influential journalist Jorge Ramos. And they are all immigrants or refugees to the United States of America. Their courage, their achievements, and their determination to change the world have helped make our country a stronger place. Perhaps reading their stories, you will be inspired to make the world a better place, too."--Back cover.

Halima Aden -- Madeleine Albright -- Diana Al-Hadid -- Sergey Brin -- Maria Contreras-Sweet -- Celia Cruz -- Willem De Kooning -- Vinod Dham -- Cheryl Diaz Meyer -- Albert Einstein -- Kahlil Gibran -- Sophia Grojsman -- Mazie Hirono -- Fatimah Hussein -- Razia Jan -- Mother Jones -- Meb Keflezighi -- Yo-Yo Ma -- Maryam Mirzakhani -- John Muir -- Dikembe Mutombo -- Martina Navratilova -- Indra Nooyi -- Adriana Ocampo -- Pauline Park -- I.M. Pei -- Jorge Ramos -- Marcus Samuelsson -- Carlos Santana -- Yasser Seirawan -- Nikola Tesla -- Hamdi Ulukaya -- Rose Winslow -- Joe Wong -- Barbara Young -- Ahmed Zewail.

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Horn Book Review

This collective biography includes one-page profiles and realistic digital portraits of influential first-generation Americans. The volume focuses mostly on contemporary men and women working in many fields: Google founder Sergey Brin from the former Soviet Union; Mazie Hirono, originally from Japan and the first Asian American woman in the Senate; and Somali refugee Halima Aden, a fashion model who wears a hijab. Reading list, websites. Bib. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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