Coming to America: The Story of Immigration

Coming to America: The Story of Immigration


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780590441513
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/1996
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 92,253
Product dimensions: 8.78(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.41(d)
Lexile: AD890L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Betsy Maestro was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1944. Inspired by her mother, who taught nursery school and went on to be a school guidance counselor and administrator, Maestro always wanted to be a teacher, and in preparation she filled her high school summer vacations with jobs baby-sitting, tutoring, and even supervising playgrounds. She received a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education at Southern Connecticut State College and a Master's degree in Elementary Guidance from the same institution. Maestro taught kindergarten and first grade for 11 years, during which time she became aware of the need for imaginative nonfiction to spark children's interests.

After marrying artist Giulio Maestro in 1972, Maestro decided to try writing herself. Since then the couple has collaborated on more than 50 books for children, all of them picture books, many of them nonfiction and concept books. They have received numerous awards and citations for their work. When she is not writing, Betsy Maestro enjoys reading, cooking, photography, travel, art, and antiques. She and her husband have two children and live in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

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Coming to America the Story of Immigration 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Kathdavis54 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book details immigration over the years in North America. I like that it points out that everyone here is either an immigrant or is related to one since North American was not inhabited until Native Americans migrated onto the continent. I think this book would be a great way to introduce younger students to immigration.