Making America Great: Immigrant Success Stories

Age Level: 12–17  Grade Level: 7–12

America is known for welcoming immigrants, but not everyone knows how much immigrants have given back. They’ve led the nation’s top baseball teams to the World Series. Many have served their communities in public office and others have made amazing scientific breakthroughs. Chances are that your favorite devices and apps have also benefited from immigrant know-how, as many of the tech whizzes in the U.S. hail from abroad. The contributions immigrants have made don’t always make headlines, but the U.S. would be unrecognizable without them. With this informative series, readers will get to know the immigrants who’ve made America great.
• America is a nation built by and continuously renewed by immigrants. Their energy, drive, industry, innovative spirit, and passion for the ideals of their new homeland are celebrated here
• Collected biographies that offer readers accessible and engaging portraits of inspiring figures in various fascinating fields of endeavor
• Perfect resource for reports, projects, and presentations, while also greatly rewarding reading-for-interest
• Many students report not “seeing themselves,” their culture, or their history in their textbooks or in media representations; this series helps redress that imbalance
• Inspiring, real-life stories of great Americans who not only lived the American dream, but enhanced it

    Biographies, Detailed Table of Contents, Full-Color Photographs, Further Information Section, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, Websites, Chapter Notes
  • Spring 2018
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    Famous Immigrant Artists

    Famous Immigrant Artists

    Adam Furgang
    The United States has often been described as a melting pot, and many people who have immigrated to the U.S. from other countries in search of the American dream have contributed not just their cultural histories and traditions, but their artistic spirit as well...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766092457
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    Famous Immigrant Athletes

    Famous Immigrant Athletes

    John Albert Torres
    If music is the universal language, then sports is a close second. Every four years the world comes together for soccer's World Cup as well as the Olympics. We take pride in presenting our best to compete against the best...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766092433
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    Famous Immigrant Computer Scientists

    Famous Immigrant Computer Scientists

    Donna M. Bozzone, Ph.D.
    Computers and technology play central roles in our lives for work, entertainment, communication, and information management. It is difficult to imagine a time without these tools and even harder to envision living without them now...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766092464
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    Famous Immigrant Entrepreneurs

    Famous Immigrant Entrepreneurs

    Barbara Krasner
    At a time when immigration makes daily news headlines, the contributions of newcomers to our nation's economy cannot be ignored. Their talent and determination drove them to leave their homelands for a better life...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766092419
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    Famous Immigrant Politicians

    Famous Immigrant Politicians

    Susan Nichols
    The U.S. Constitution was signed by 39 men, all of whom we consider the "founding fathers" of the nation. But did you know that seven of those 39 were immigrants to the United States? Immigrants have served as politicians in the United States since the country's founding, in all branches and all levels of government...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766092426
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    Famous Immigrant Scientists

    Famous Immigrant Scientists

    Maryellen Lo Bosco
    The United States has been the one of the world leaders in scientific discovery for almost a century, and that is due in no small part to the contributions of immigrants. Yet new arrivals to the country have always faced some measure of hostility and suspicion, despite the fact that American success continues to be built on the backs of immigrants...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766092440
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