We Came To America
Written by Faith Ringgold
Published by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
From the Native Americans who first called this land their home, to the millions of people who have flocked to its shores ever since, America is a country rich in diversity. Some of our ancestors were driven by dreams and hope. Others came in chains, or were escaping poverty or persecution. No matter what brought them here, each person embodied a unique gift their art and music, their determination and grit, their stories and their culture. And together they forever shaped the country we all call home. Vividly expressed in Faith Ringgold’s sumptuous colors and patterns, We Came to America is an ode to every American who came before us, and a tribute to each child who will carry its proud message of diversity into our nation’s future.
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Primary ISBN: 9780517709474
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 07 or older
Community Represented: Various
Themes: Immigrant: Economic, Immigrant: Religious Freedom, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: Persecution, Refugee: War/Conflict, Welcoming Library: Core Picture Books (Past)
Setting: United States
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Refugee, Immigrant
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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