I Is for Immigrants
Author: Selina Alko
This alphabet picture book companion to the popular B Is for Brooklyn weaves together a multitude of immigrant experiences in a concise, joyful package. For readers of Dreamers by Yuyi Morales.
What do African dance, samosas, and Japanese gardens have in common? They are all gifts the United States received from immigrants: the vibrant, multifaceted people who share their heritage and traditions to enrich the fabric of our daily lives. From Jewish delis to bagpipes, bodegas and Zen Buddhism, this joyful ABC journey is a celebration of immigrants: our neighbors, our friends.
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
In The News
A Bank Street Best Book of the Year
* "Each letter of this exuberant and poignant alphabet book is represented by a montage of words and images that include feelings, ideas, and things that people from all over the world have brought with them to their new home. . . Readers from all backgrounds will have a blast looking for references to their own heritages and finding commonalities. Vibrant, vigorous, and multifaceted—just like America." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review