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Irving Berlin

The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing

Nancy Churnin, James Rey Sanchez (Illustrator)


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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.

Creston Books, 9781939547446, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2018

About the Author

Nancy Churnin's first book, The William Hoy Story, How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game, made the Texas 2x2 reading list, the Texas Topaz Nonfiction list, the New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, the Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College, and the Illinois Monarch Award Master List. Nancy writes for the Arts/Entertainment section of The Dallas Morning News.