Their great gift : courage, sacrifice, and hope in a new land

by Coy, John, 1958-

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 20 Libraries 20 of 20 copies
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Juvenile Nonfiction j 305.9 COY
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Non Fiction J 305.9 Coy
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Non-Fiction j JV6450.C69 2016
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CLP - Carrick Children's Non-Fiction Collection j JV6450.C69 2016
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Non-Fiction Collection j JV6450.C69 2016
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CLP - Hazelwood Children's Non-Fiction Collection j JV6450.C69 2016
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CLP - Hill District Children's Non-Fiction Collection j JV6450.C69 2016
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CLP - Homewood Children's Non-Fiction Collection j JV6450.C69 2016
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CLP - Knoxville Children's Non-Fiction Collection j JV6450.C69 2016
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j JV6450.C69 2016
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CLP - Mt. Washington Children's Non-Fiction Collection j JV6450.C69 2016
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j JV6450.C69 2016
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CLP - West End Children's Non-Fiction Collection j JV6450.C69 2016
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Juvenile Non-fiction J 305.906912 Coy
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Dormont Public Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 305.9 C83
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J E 305.9 COY
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Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J 305.9 COY
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 305.9 C83
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 305.9 C
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Whitehall Public Library Easy Nonfiction ENF 305.9 C839
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Summary

With lyrical text and thought-provoking photography, Their Great Gift explores the experiences of immigrants in the twenty-first century, focusing on the lives of children. Images of families who came to the United States from many different parts of the world celebrate the diversity of our country and contain a vision of hope for the future.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Immigration has become a controversial topic in recent years, and this collection of striking photos and evocative words brings a warm, human face to an issue too often spoken about in abstract terms. Huie's moving photos capture immigrant families in a variety of contexts attending school, lounging at home, performing back-breaking labor, laughing with family, blending in with their new communities, and holding onto old traditions and though there are no captions or explanations, each image carries significant emotional weight. Meanwhile, Coy's words link each page's photos together, emphasizing common experiences of newcomers to this country: They made mistakes and people laughed; They kept going day after day so we'd have choices they didn't have. It's a powerful message beautifully carried out in the marriage of words and pictures, one reminding readers that immigrants are not just brand-new transplants in their neighborhoods; in many cases, they are the progenitors of the majority of American families. A moving, affirming, and important addition to picture-book collections.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2016 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Coy (Hoop Genius) and photographer Huie (Looking for Asian America), in his first book for children, deliver a visual smorgasbord that informs young readers-and reminds older ones-how the United States was and continues to be made. Color and b&w photographs of modern-day immigrants appear alongside a spare, poetic text describing their collective experience in a new country. "They made mistakes and people laughed. Others didn't understand how much they'd sacrificed. They worked long, hard hours, at difficult jobs....They saved and did without/ and sent money back." The newcomers (mostly Asian, African, and Hispanic) cover a broad range of ages and appear in everyday scenes: children at a school lunch table or Scout meeting; adults learning a new language or working at night. Some stare with expressive eyes, while others mingle and laugh with family and friends. The message is clear: they are us, as they always have been. The final line, "What will we do with their great gift?" poses a seminal question for citizens already here. Both author and illustrator detail their own ancestors' arrival stories in endnotes. Ages 5-9. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Immigrants -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Immigrants -- United States -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature.
Immigrants -- United States.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Emigration and immigration.
Publisher Minneapolis :Carolrhoda Books,2016
Contributors Huie, Wing Young, 1955- photographer.
Audience Ages 5-9.
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781467780544
1467780545
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