My America (Hardcover)
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805090123, 32pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2021
From author and illustrator Karen Katz, My America is a picture book celebration of immigration to the United States told through the experiences of children who have come from around the world.
Children come to live in America from many different countries, and for many different reasons . . .
In this beautiful celebration of immigration, children from around the world tell their stories, sharing their love of where they're from and where they live now—homes old and new. As they describe the foods they eat, the languages they’ve learned, the sports they play, and more, the differences and similarities that link us all are revealed.
About the Author
Karen Katz has written and illustrated many books for children, including The Colors of Us, Can You Say Peace, My First Ramadan, Counting Kisses and Where is Baby’s Belly Button. Long inspired by folk art from around the world, she was inspired to write her first book, Over the Moon, when she and her husband adopted their daughter from Guatemala, and she wanted to tell the story of welcoming Lena into their lives. Katz loves to paint and experiment with texture, color, collage and pattern. Besides an author and illustrator, she has been a costume designer, quilt maker, fabric artist and graphic designer. Katz and her family divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York.
Praise For My America…
"Karen Katz fans as well as those looking for a joyful celebration of America's diversity will be drawn to this book. Simple, easily understood text and bright, clear, engaging pictures will help youngsters understand that America is a melting pot of nationalities." —Booklist, starred review
"This book tells unique and interesting immigration stories from a child’s point of view . . . . Katz’s illustrations are bold and beautiful, and each child is full of expression. Interesting details in these scenes help convey a deeper understanding of their lives." —School Library Journal, starred review