What's the Big Deal About Americans
What's the Big Deal About Americans
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What's the Big Deal About Americans

Written by Ruby Shamir & illustrated by Matt Faulkner
Book #4 in the What's the Big Deal About Series
Published by Philomel
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From Native American traditions to immigrant inventions, from diversity to democracy, from ice cream cones to apple pie, this picture book is filled with fun facts and historical trivia, celebrating the melting pot and mosaic that is America. Did you know that the inventor of American cheese actually came from Canada? Or that founding father Benjamin Franklin was inspired to create a democratic society by a confederacy of Native American tribes who came together to stop their constant warring? How about that both “God Bless America” and “White Christmas” were written by Irving Berlin, a Russian Jew who fled to the U.S. because of persecution back home? People have come to America from many different countries, in many different ways, for many different reasons. Americans have many different beliefs, different languages, and different traditions. But even with all of these differences, America comes together with the understanding that our country and government is “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” And there’s nothing more American than that.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781524738037
    Publication Date
    June 18, 2019
    Page Count
    32
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2018021026
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1524738034
    Lexile® Level
    AD1070L

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