Monday, June 13, 2016

We Came to America by Faith Ringold - ADVISABLE

Ringold, Faith We Came to America, PICTUREBOOK. Penguin Random House (Alfred A. Knopf), 2016. $17.99.

Simply illustrated, this poignant collection of immigrant groups and why they came to America tells the story of our people.  From the Native Americans, to the African slaves to Europeans and the Jewish immigrants and the culture they contribute to our lives, this is a great book!.  

I loved that none of the immigrant groups are specifically named, but are easily identified by their costumes. The text is repeated as a full poem at the end.  A great addition to an elementary library, and a perfect introduction to immigration in a social studies class.  

EL - ADVISABLE  Lisa Librarian

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