Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing

Nancy Churnin (Author) James Rey Sanchez (Illustrator)

Product Details

$17.99  $16.55
Creston Books
Publish Date
May 01, 2018
11.2 X 0.5 X 8.2 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Nancy Churnin's first book, The William Hoy Story, How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game, made the Texas 2x2 reading list, the Texas Topaz Nonfiction list, the New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, the Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College, and the Illinois Monarch Award Master List. Nancy writes for the Arts/Entertainment section of The Dallas Morning News.


"The Jewish Experience in America

Below is a selection of books that appeared on the 'Love Your Neighbor' book lists as well as other new titles that will help children learn about the Jewish religion, culture, history, and contemporary Jewish life.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the song 'God Bless America, ' three new picture books about its composer, Irving Berlin, were published in 2018, each focusing on slightly different aspects of his story as a Jewish immigrant fleeing pogroms in Russia and the prejudices and challenges he faced in America. Churnin emphasizes the beginnings of Berlin's career while Kimmelman gives more attention to his family and his service in both world wars. Focusing on the creation of 'God Bless America' and its legacy, Nuchi's text is more concise and the most fun to read aloud. The illustrations all differ in style, palette, mood, and medium. All three books include extensive back matter."--School Library Journal