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“…takes figures from all races, nationalities, and religions and looks at them as human beings and at the amazing things they have accomplished…” –Kirkus Reviews

First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great

Written by Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace
Illustrated by Agata Nowicka
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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 after reading their stories, you will be inspired to make the world a better place, too.

Primary ISBN: 9780316515245

Available As: Hardcover
Nonfiction, Age 09 or older

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Refugee, Immigrant

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