Dreams and Diversity

we came to america

An impressive and gorgeous new picture book, “We Came to America” (Knopf, May 2016), is written and illustrated by Caldecott Honor award-winner Faith Ringgold.  This book celebrates the medley of immigrants arriving in America.

Ringgold writes, “We came to America, every color, race, and religion.  From every country in the world.  Some of us were already here before the others came.”  Many of our ancestors arrived with goals and aspirations, and others came to escape oppression.  All of them came with different cultural gifts such as music and art.  “We Came to America” is a straightforward and simple book that exquisitely illuminates diverse stories and cultures.  This beautiful book encourages children to treasure our very rich heritage.

This wonderful book is not to be missed!

 

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