Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land

With lyrical text and thought-provoking photography, Their Great Gift explores the experiences of immigrants in the twenty-first century, focusing on the lives of children. Images of families Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: 305.9/06912
  • Copyright: 2016


“[T]his collection of striking photos and evocative words brings a warm, human face to an issue too often spoken about in abstract terms. . . . A moving, affirming, and important addition to picture-book collections.”—Booklist View →


“An attractive and inspiring look at immigration to the United States, sure to spark discussions at home or in the classroom. . . . [T]his offering puts a human face on a serious issue. . . . An ideal jumping-off place for teachers and parents interested in starting a conversation… View →


“Cleareyed photography . . . joins the intimate, individual family stories to the universal immigration experience with a love for freedom and the responsibility that it requires. . . . A heartfelt reminder of a significant American ideal.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews View →


“Coy (Hoop Genius) and photographer Huie (Looking for Asian America) . . . deliver a visual smorgasbord that informs young readers—and reminds older ones—how the United States was and continues to be made.”—starred, Publishers Weekly View →