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Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story

Author: Wyclef Jean, Anthony Bozza

Language: English

Summary: Musician, producer, and actor, Wyclef Jean describes growing up in Haiti so poor, he actually ate dirt.  Coming to New Jersey at nine, Jean was bullied throughout school for his Haitian background. Music became his refuge: spirituals at church, where his harsh father was a preacher; jazz and band music in school; and, later, rap and hip-hop with his friends.  Continue reading “Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story”

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Breaking bread: recipes and stories from immigrant kitchens

Author: Lynne C. Anderson (Author), Corby Kummer (Foreword)

Language: English

Summary: Through stories of hand-rolled pasta and homemade chutney, local markets and backyard gardens, and wild mushrooms and foraged grape leaves―this book recounts in loving detail the memories, recipes, and culinary traditions of people who have come to the United States from around the world.

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Vite Italiane: Italian lives in Western Australia

Author: Susanna Juliano Language: English Summary: Winner of the 2010 Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for the State Library of Western Australia’s WA History category Vite Italiane documents the migration flow of Italian immigrants from the late 1800s to the present day. This work integrates the history of the largest non-English-speaking migrant group in Western Australia into the mainstream historical record and in so doing … Continue reading Vite Italiane: Italian lives in Western Australia

Immigrant Voices: New Lives in America, 1773-2000

Author: Thomas Dublin Language: English Summary: A classroom staple, Immigrant Voices: New Lives in America, 1773-2000 has been updated with writings that reflect trends in immigration to the United States through the turn of the twenty-first century. New chapters include a selection of letters from Irish immigrants fleeing the famine of the 1840s, writings from an immigrant who escaped the civil war in Liberia during … Continue reading Immigrant Voices: New Lives in America, 1773-2000

A nation of immigrants

Author: President John F. Kennedy

Language: English

Summary: President John F. Kennedy’s final book, A Nation of Immigrants, is a most worthy and relevant contribution to the contemporary debate on immigration reform.

Throughout his presidency, John F. Kennedy was passionate about the issue of immigration reform. He believed that America is a nation of people who value both tradition and the exploration of new frontiers, people who deserve the freedom to build better lives for themselves in their adopted homeland. This modern edition of his posthumously published, timeless work—offers the late president’s inspiring suggestions for immigration policy and presents a chronology of the main events in the history of immigration in America.  Source:

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