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First generation : 36 trailblazing immigrants and refugees who make America great

Call Numbers

  • 305.9069 W194 TEEN (OSH, POW)
  • J 305.9069 WALL (CEN)

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First edition.

Publication Information

New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.

Physical Description

94 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm


Ages 8-12.


"Artists and athletes. Educators and journalists. Activists and inventors. CEOs and comedians. Celebrate the genius, diversity, and grit of immigrants and refugees in this boldly illustrated guide to 36 American trailblazers. 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 reading their stories, you will be inspired to make the world a better place, too."--Back cover.


  • Halima Aden
  • Madeleine Albright
  • Diana Al-Hadid
  • Sergey Brin
  • Maria Contreras-Sweet
  • Celia Cruz
  • Willem De Kooning
  • Vinod Dham
  • Cheryl Diaz Meyer
  • Albert Einstein
  • Kahlil Gibran
  • Sophia Grojsman
  • Mazie Hirono
  • Fatimah Hussein
  • Razia Jan
  • Mother Jones
  • Meb Keflezighi
  • Yo-Yo Ma
  • Maryam Mirzakhani
  • John Muir
  • Dikembe Mutombo
  • Martina Navratilova
  • Indra Nooyi
  • Adriana Ocampo
  • Pauline Park
  • I.M. Pei
  • Jorge Ramos
  • Marcus Samuelsson
  • Carlos Santana
  • Yasser Seirawan
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Hamdi Ulukaya
  • Rose Winslow
  • Joe Wong
  • Barbara Young
  • Ahmed Zewail.

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