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All the Way to America

All the Way to America

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Series: Cultural Heritage, Immigrant Stories
Genres: Fiction, Picture Books
Tags: Ages 5-8, Ages 8-12
ASIN: 0375866426
ISBN: 0375866426

All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel Dan Yaccarino’s great-grandfather arrived at Ellis Island with a small shovel and his parents’ good advice: “Work hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family.” 

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All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel 

Dan Yaccarino’s great-grandfather arrived at Ellis Island with a small shovel and his parents’ good advice: “Work hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family.” With simple text and warm, colorful illustrations, Yaccarino recounts how the little shovel was passed down through four generations of this Italian-American family—along with the good advice.

It’s a story that will have kids asking their parents and grandparents: Where did we come from? How did our family make the journey all the way to America?

About the Author:

DAN YACCARINO is an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator with more than thirty books to his credit. Dan is also the creator of the animated TV series Oswald. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children. Learn more about him here.

A Few Reviews:

“This immigration story is universal.” —School Library Journal, Starred

“A shovel is just a shovel, but in Dan Yaccarino’s hands it becomes a way to dig deep into the past and honor all those who helped make us who we are.” —Eric Rohmann, winner of the Caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit
 
All the Way to America is a charmer. Yaccarino’s heartwarming story rings clearly with truth, good cheer, and love.” —Tomie dePaola, winner of a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona

“This is a wonderful little book. I used it to teach our homeschool co-op about immigration and what immigrants brought to America. The struggles they encountered, the way their families may have changed from generation to generation and how working hard, and never forgetting who you are has led to their success and happiness in a new strange place. This story tells of a 5 generation Italian family who began their journey in New York, traveled to other parts of the U.S and then found themselves right back where they started, never sacrificing what was most important; family.” —Amazon Reviewer AngieMama


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