Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land by John Coy and Wing Young Huie


Reviewed by Jane Oliver-Purton (Library Staff)

Seldom do I find a nonfiction children’s book that warrants an Ink Drinker review, but this book does. With all the talk these days about immigrants and immigration, “the wall” and who should or should not enter the United States, one of the world’s most successful melting pots, it is important and necessary to read a book like this and to remember that most of our families came from somewhere else. This slim volume of pictures and simple statements about why we came and where we came from shows us that though some of us have been in America for generations, we need to respect the determination and commitment of those whose emigrations have been more recent. As the first sentence of the book says, “My family came here from far away… because they dreamed of more.” As did we all.

Located in Children Nonfiction (J 305.9 COY)

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