Author: Karen Katz
From author and illustrator Karen Katz, My America is a picture book celebration of immigration to the United States told through the experiences of children who have come from around the world.
Children come to live in America from many different countries, and for many different reasons . . .
In this beautiful celebration of immigration, children from around the world tell their stories, sharing their love of where they're from and where they live now—homes old and new. As they describe the foods they eat, the languages they’ve learned, the sports they play, and more, the differences and similarities that link us all are revealed.
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
In The News
"Karen Katz fans as well as those looking for a joyful celebration of America's diversity will be drawn to this book. Simple, easily understood text and bright, clear, engaging pictures will help youngsters understand that America is a melting pot of nationalities." —Booklist, starred review
"This book tells unique and interesting immigration stories from a child’s point of view . . . . Katz’s illustrations are bold and beautiful, and each child is full of expression. Interesting details in these scenes help convey a deeper understanding of their lives." —School Library Journal, starred review