Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing
Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing

Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing

Written by Nancy Churnin & illustrated by James Rey Sanchez
6 - 9
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May 1, 2018
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Irving Berlin came to the United States as a refugee from Tsarist Russia, escaping a pogrom that destroyed his village. Growing up on the streets of the lower East Side, the rhythms of jazz and blues inspired his own song-writing career. Starting with his first big hit, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Berlin created the soundtrack for American life with his catchy tunes and irresistible lyrics. With “God Bless America,” he sang his thanks to the country which had given him a home and a chance to express his creative vision.

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immigration and emigrationmusicNew YorkWorld War IIperseverancefinding your passion20th centuryAmerica1850-1899historymusiciansBerlin




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    Publication Date
    May 1, 2018
    Creston Books
    Page Count
    Reading Age
    6 - 9 years
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