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“…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.”
—Publishers Weekly

Immigrant Innovators: 30 Entrepreneurs Who Made a Difference

Written by Samantha Chagollan
Illustrated by Calef Brown
Published by duopress

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.

Primary ISBN: 9781950500277

Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Middle Grade, Age 08 or older

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Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant

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