Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing

Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing

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 ir Irving Berlin came to the United States as a refugee from Tsarist Russia, escaping a pogrom that destroyed his village. G...

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Title:Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing
Author:Nancy Churnin
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Genres:Biography
ISBN:Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages pages

Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing Reviews

  • Becky
    Oct 09, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

    First sentence: Irving stood on tiptoe to see over the rail. Behind him, too far to glimpse, was Russia where angry Cossacks had burned his family's home to ashes. Ahead was America. What would they find there? Premise/plot: Nancy Churnin has written a picture book biography of song...

  • Betsy
    Mar 15, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

  • Patti
    Jan 21, 2019

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

    First sentence: Irving stood on tiptoe to see over the rail. Behind him, too far to glimpse, was Russia where angry Cossacks had burned his family's home to ashes. Ahead was America. What would they find there? Premise/plot: Nancy Churnin has written a picture book biography of song...

    Churnin, Nancy Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez. PICTURE BOOK. Creston, 2018. $18. 9781939547446. In the 1890?s Irving?s family fled from Russian Cossacks, just as many other Jewish families did. Thoguh his home in New York...

    As families sit outside on blankets together to enjoy fireworks displays this summer, they are certain to hear some of Irving Berlin's music, especially "God Bless America". The days leading up to the Fourth of July would be a terrific time to share this interesting picture book biogra...

    Irving Berlin, The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez is one of these books that should be in every library and school because it touches on Berlin's love for music but also on issues that our society faces every day, such as immigrat...

    Another great book from Nancy Churnin! Nancy Churnin has a knack for writing picture books about famous people--William Hoy, Charlie Sifford, and Dashrath Manjhi, just to name a few! In her book, "Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing," the reader begins to understa...

    Wonderful story about Irving Berlin, who wrote the famous "God Bless America" song, as well as numerous other songs. The kids and I didn't know his story at all, but it's a fascinating one. Great book for fans of non-fiction biographies. Also interesting for music fans and people loo...

    Nancy Churin did a great job telling Irving Berlin's story. This title could be added to any classroom collection of books on immigrants and patriotism. The Author's Note adds a wealth of information not included in the heart-warming text. History teachers will love the timeline inc...

    Great picture book/biography about a Russian Immigrant and how he become the person to write "God Bless America". ...

    I enjoyed this book. I didn't like the illustrations because I felt that they were very comical. ...

    This picture book biography is so beautifully written and it's such an inspirational story. It gave me goosebumps! ...

    At the start I was worried it wouldn't get to where I was expecting/hoping it would... but of course it did! Definitely need to add this to my classroom library! ...

    Beautiful book--love the illustrations by James Rey Sanchez. ...

  • Daniel
    Apr 22, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

  • Carol Ekster
    Apr 19, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

    First sentence: Irving stood on tiptoe to see over the rail. Behind him, too far to glimpse, was Russia where angry Cossacks had burned his family's home to ashes. Ahead was America. What would they find there? Premise/plot: Nancy Churnin has written a picture book biography of song...

    Churnin, Nancy Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez. PICTURE BOOK. Creston, 2018. $18. 9781939547446. In the 1890?s Irving?s family fled from Russian Cossacks, just as many other Jewish families did. Thoguh his home in New York...

    As families sit outside on blankets together to enjoy fireworks displays this summer, they are certain to hear some of Irving Berlin's music, especially "God Bless America". The days leading up to the Fourth of July would be a terrific time to share this interesting picture book biogra...

    Irving Berlin, The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez is one of these books that should be in every library and school because it touches on Berlin's love for music but also on issues that our society faces every day, such as immigrat...

    Another great book from Nancy Churnin! Nancy Churnin has a knack for writing picture books about famous people--William Hoy, Charlie Sifford, and Dashrath Manjhi, just to name a few! In her book, "Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing," the reader begins to understa...

    Wonderful story about Irving Berlin, who wrote the famous "God Bless America" song, as well as numerous other songs. The kids and I didn't know his story at all, but it's a fascinating one. Great book for fans of non-fiction biographies. Also interesting for music fans and people loo...

    Nancy Churin did a great job telling Irving Berlin's story. This title could be added to any classroom collection of books on immigrants and patriotism. The Author's Note adds a wealth of information not included in the heart-warming text. History teachers will love the timeline inc...

    Great picture book/biography about a Russian Immigrant and how he become the person to write "God Bless America". ...

    I enjoyed this book. I didn't like the illustrations because I felt that they were very comical. ...

    This picture book biography is so beautifully written and it's such an inspirational story. It gave me goosebumps! ...

  • Gary Anderson
    May 17, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

  • Jj
    Nov 27, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

    First sentence: Irving stood on tiptoe to see over the rail. Behind him, too far to glimpse, was Russia where angry Cossacks had burned his family's home to ashes. Ahead was America. What would they find there? Premise/plot: Nancy Churnin has written a picture book biography of song...

    Churnin, Nancy Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez. PICTURE BOOK. Creston, 2018. $18. 9781939547446. In the 1890?s Irving?s family fled from Russian Cossacks, just as many other Jewish families did. Thoguh his home in New York...

    As families sit outside on blankets together to enjoy fireworks displays this summer, they are certain to hear some of Irving Berlin's music, especially "God Bless America". The days leading up to the Fourth of July would be a terrific time to share this interesting picture book biogra...

    Irving Berlin, The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez is one of these books that should be in every library and school because it touches on Berlin's love for music but also on issues that our society faces every day, such as immigrat...

    Another great book from Nancy Churnin! Nancy Churnin has a knack for writing picture books about famous people--William Hoy, Charlie Sifford, and Dashrath Manjhi, just to name a few! In her book, "Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing," the reader begins to understa...

    Wonderful story about Irving Berlin, who wrote the famous "God Bless America" song, as well as numerous other songs. The kids and I didn't know his story at all, but it's a fascinating one. Great book for fans of non-fiction biographies. Also interesting for music fans and people loo...

    Nancy Churin did a great job telling Irving Berlin's story. This title could be added to any classroom collection of books on immigrants and patriotism. The Author's Note adds a wealth of information not included in the heart-warming text. History teachers will love the timeline inc...

    Great picture book/biography about a Russian Immigrant and how he become the person to write "God Bless America". ...

    I enjoyed this book. I didn't like the illustrations because I felt that they were very comical. ...

    This picture book biography is so beautifully written and it's such an inspirational story. It gave me goosebumps! ...

    At the start I was worried it wouldn't get to where I was expecting/hoping it would... but of course it did! Definitely need to add this to my classroom library! ...

    Beautiful book--love the illustrations by James Rey Sanchez. ...

    Good info/back matter ...

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  • John
    Jan 24, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

    First sentence: Irving stood on tiptoe to see over the rail. Behind him, too far to glimpse, was Russia where angry Cossacks had burned his family's home to ashes. Ahead was America. What would they find there? Premise/plot: Nancy Churnin has written a picture book biography of song...

    Churnin, Nancy Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez. PICTURE BOOK. Creston, 2018. $18. 9781939547446. In the 1890?s Irving?s family fled from Russian Cossacks, just as many other Jewish families did. Thoguh his home in New York...

    As families sit outside on blankets together to enjoy fireworks displays this summer, they are certain to hear some of Irving Berlin's music, especially "God Bless America". The days leading up to the Fourth of July would be a terrific time to share this interesting picture book biogra...

    Irving Berlin, The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez is one of these books that should be in every library and school because it touches on Berlin's love for music but also on issues that our society faces every day, such as immigrat...

    Another great book from Nancy Churnin! Nancy Churnin has a knack for writing picture books about famous people--William Hoy, Charlie Sifford, and Dashrath Manjhi, just to name a few! In her book, "Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing," the reader begins to understa...

    Wonderful story about Irving Berlin, who wrote the famous "God Bless America" song, as well as numerous other songs. The kids and I didn't know his story at all, but it's a fascinating one. Great book for fans of non-fiction biographies. Also interesting for music fans and people loo...

    Nancy Churin did a great job telling Irving Berlin's story. This title could be added to any classroom collection of books on immigrants and patriotism. The Author's Note adds a wealth of information not included in the heart-warming text. History teachers will love the timeline inc...

    Great picture book/biography about a Russian Immigrant and how he become the person to write "God Bless America". ...

    I enjoyed this book. I didn't like the illustrations because I felt that they were very comical. ...

    This picture book biography is so beautifully written and it's such an inspirational story. It gave me goosebumps! ...

    At the start I was worried it wouldn't get to where I was expecting/hoping it would... but of course it did! Definitely need to add this to my classroom library! ...

    Beautiful book--love the illustrations by James Rey Sanchez. ...

    Good info/back matter ...

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  • Jana
    Jun 20, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

    First sentence: Irving stood on tiptoe to see over the rail. Behind him, too far to glimpse, was Russia where angry Cossacks had burned his family's home to ashes. Ahead was America. What would they find there? Premise/plot: Nancy Churnin has written a picture book biography of song...

    Churnin, Nancy Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez. PICTURE BOOK. Creston, 2018. $18. 9781939547446. In the 1890?s Irving?s family fled from Russian Cossacks, just as many other Jewish families did. Thoguh his home in New York...

    As families sit outside on blankets together to enjoy fireworks displays this summer, they are certain to hear some of Irving Berlin's music, especially "God Bless America". The days leading up to the Fourth of July would be a terrific time to share this interesting picture book biogra...

  • Gail Johnson
    Jul 30, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

    First sentence: Irving stood on tiptoe to see over the rail. Behind him, too far to glimpse, was Russia where angry Cossacks had burned his family's home to ashes. Ahead was America. What would they find there? Premise/plot: Nancy Churnin has written a picture book biography of song...

    Churnin, Nancy Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez. PICTURE BOOK. Creston, 2018. $18. 9781939547446. In the 1890?s Irving?s family fled from Russian Cossacks, just as many other Jewish families did. Thoguh his home in New York...

    As families sit outside on blankets together to enjoy fireworks displays this summer, they are certain to hear some of Irving Berlin's music, especially "God Bless America". The days leading up to the Fourth of July would be a terrific time to share this interesting picture book biogra...

    Irving Berlin, The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez is one of these books that should be in every library and school because it touches on Berlin's love for music but also on issues that our society faces every day, such as immigrat...

    Another great book from Nancy Churnin! Nancy Churnin has a knack for writing picture books about famous people--William Hoy, Charlie Sifford, and Dashrath Manjhi, just to name a few! In her book, "Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing," the reader begins to understa...

    Wonderful story about Irving Berlin, who wrote the famous "God Bless America" song, as well as numerous other songs. The kids and I didn't know his story at all, but it's a fascinating one. Great book for fans of non-fiction biographies. Also interesting for music fans and people loo...

    Nancy Churin did a great job telling Irving Berlin's story. This title could be added to any classroom collection of books on immigrants and patriotism. The Author's Note adds a wealth of information not included in the heart-warming text. History teachers will love the timeline inc...

    Great picture book/biography about a Russian Immigrant and how he become the person to write "God Bless America". ...

    I enjoyed this book. I didn't like the illustrations because I felt that they were very comical. ...

    This picture book biography is so beautifully written and it's such an inspirational story. It gave me goosebumps! ...

    At the start I was worried it wouldn't get to where I was expecting/hoping it would... but of course it did! Definitely need to add this to my classroom library! ...

    Beautiful book--love the illustrations by James Rey Sanchez. ...

    Good info/back matter ...

    ...

  • Linda
    Jun 27, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

  • Amie
    Dec 31, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

    First sentence: Irving stood on tiptoe to see over the rail. Behind him, too far to glimpse, was Russia where angry Cossacks had burned his family's home to ashes. Ahead was America. What would they find there? Premise/plot: Nancy Churnin has written a picture book biography of song...

    Churnin, Nancy Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez. PICTURE BOOK. Creston, 2018. $18. 9781939547446. In the 1890?s Irving?s family fled from Russian Cossacks, just as many other Jewish families did. Thoguh his home in New York...

    As families sit outside on blankets together to enjoy fireworks displays this summer, they are certain to hear some of Irving Berlin's music, especially "God Bless America". The days leading up to the Fourth of July would be a terrific time to share this interesting picture book biogra...

    Irving Berlin, The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez is one of these books that should be in every library and school because it touches on Berlin's love for music but also on issues that our society faces every day, such as immigrat...

    Another great book from Nancy Churnin! Nancy Churnin has a knack for writing picture books about famous people--William Hoy, Charlie Sifford, and Dashrath Manjhi, just to name a few! In her book, "Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing," the reader begins to understa...

    Wonderful story about Irving Berlin, who wrote the famous "God Bless America" song, as well as numerous other songs. The kids and I didn't know his story at all, but it's a fascinating one. Great book for fans of non-fiction biographies. Also interesting for music fans and people loo...

    Nancy Churin did a great job telling Irving Berlin's story. This title could be added to any classroom collection of books on immigrants and patriotism. The Author's Note adds a wealth of information not included in the heart-warming text. History teachers will love the timeline inc...

    Great picture book/biography about a Russian Immigrant and how he become the person to write "God Bless America". ...

    I enjoyed this book. I didn't like the illustrations because I felt that they were very comical. ...

    This picture book biography is so beautifully written and it's such an inspirational story. It gave me goosebumps! ...

    At the start I was worried it wouldn't get to where I was expecting/hoping it would... but of course it did! Definitely need to add this to my classroom library! ...

    Beautiful book--love the illustrations by James Rey Sanchez. ...

    Good info/back matter ...

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  • Michele Knott
    Aug 03, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

    First sentence: Irving stood on tiptoe to see over the rail. Behind him, too far to glimpse, was Russia where angry Cossacks had burned his family's home to ashes. Ahead was America. What would they find there? Premise/plot: Nancy Churnin has written a picture book biography of song...

    Churnin, Nancy Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez. PICTURE BOOK. Creston, 2018. $18. 9781939547446. In the 1890?s Irving?s family fled from Russian Cossacks, just as many other Jewish families did. Thoguh his home in New York...

    As families sit outside on blankets together to enjoy fireworks displays this summer, they are certain to hear some of Irving Berlin's music, especially "God Bless America". The days leading up to the Fourth of July would be a terrific time to share this interesting picture book biogra...

    Irving Berlin, The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez is one of these books that should be in every library and school because it touches on Berlin's love for music but also on issues that our society faces every day, such as immigrat...

    Another great book from Nancy Churnin! Nancy Churnin has a knack for writing picture books about famous people--William Hoy, Charlie Sifford, and Dashrath Manjhi, just to name a few! In her book, "Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing," the reader begins to understa...

    Wonderful story about Irving Berlin, who wrote the famous "God Bless America" song, as well as numerous other songs. The kids and I didn't know his story at all, but it's a fascinating one. Great book for fans of non-fiction biographies. Also interesting for music fans and people loo...

    Nancy Churin did a great job telling Irving Berlin's story. This title could be added to any classroom collection of books on immigrants and patriotism. The Author's Note adds a wealth of information not included in the heart-warming text. History teachers will love the timeline inc...

    Great picture book/biography about a Russian Immigrant and how he become the person to write "God Bless America". ...

    I enjoyed this book. I didn't like the illustrations because I felt that they were very comical. ...

    This picture book biography is so beautifully written and it's such an inspirational story. It gave me goosebumps! ...

    At the start I was worried it wouldn't get to where I was expecting/hoping it would... but of course it did! Definitely need to add this to my classroom library! ...

    Beautiful book--love the illustrations by James Rey Sanchez. ...

    Good info/back matter ...

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  • Darshana Khiani (Flowering Minds)
    Aug 10, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

    First sentence: Irving stood on tiptoe to see over the rail. Behind him, too far to glimpse, was Russia where angry Cossacks had burned his family's home to ashes. Ahead was America. What would they find there? Premise/plot: Nancy Churnin has written a picture book biography of song...

    Churnin, Nancy Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez. PICTURE BOOK. Creston, 2018. $18. 9781939547446. In the 1890?s Irving?s family fled from Russian Cossacks, just as many other Jewish families did. Thoguh his home in New York...

    As families sit outside on blankets together to enjoy fireworks displays this summer, they are certain to hear some of Irving Berlin's music, especially "God Bless America". The days leading up to the Fourth of July would be a terrific time to share this interesting picture book biogra...

    Irving Berlin, The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez is one of these books that should be in every library and school because it touches on Berlin's love for music but also on issues that our society faces every day, such as immigrat...

    Another great book from Nancy Churnin! Nancy Churnin has a knack for writing picture books about famous people--William Hoy, Charlie Sifford, and Dashrath Manjhi, just to name a few! In her book, "Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing," the reader begins to understa...

    Wonderful story about Irving Berlin, who wrote the famous "God Bless America" song, as well as numerous other songs. The kids and I didn't know his story at all, but it's a fascinating one. Great book for fans of non-fiction biographies. Also interesting for music fans and people loo...

    Nancy Churin did a great job telling Irving Berlin's story. This title could be added to any classroom collection of books on immigrants and patriotism. The Author's Note adds a wealth of information not included in the heart-warming text. History teachers will love the timeline inc...

    Great picture book/biography about a Russian Immigrant and how he become the person to write "God Bless America". ...

    I enjoyed this book. I didn't like the illustrations because I felt that they were very comical. ...

    This picture book biography is so beautifully written and it's such an inspirational story. It gave me goosebumps! ...

    At the start I was worried it wouldn't get to where I was expecting/hoping it would... but of course it did! Definitely need to add this to my classroom library! ...

    Beautiful book--love the illustrations by James Rey Sanchez. ...

    Good info/back matter ...

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  • Amy
    Dec 03, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

  • Amalia Hoffman
    Aug 29, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

    First sentence: Irving stood on tiptoe to see over the rail. Behind him, too far to glimpse, was Russia where angry Cossacks had burned his family's home to ashes. Ahead was America. What would they find there? Premise/plot: Nancy Churnin has written a picture book biography of song...

    Churnin, Nancy Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez. PICTURE BOOK. Creston, 2018. $18. 9781939547446. In the 1890?s Irving?s family fled from Russian Cossacks, just as many other Jewish families did. Thoguh his home in New York...

    As families sit outside on blankets together to enjoy fireworks displays this summer, they are certain to hear some of Irving Berlin's music, especially "God Bless America". The days leading up to the Fourth of July would be a terrific time to share this interesting picture book biogra...

    Irving Berlin, The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez is one of these books that should be in every library and school because it touches on Berlin's love for music but also on issues that our society faces every day, such as immigrat...

  • Robin Newman
    Mar 21, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

  • Jennifer
    Jan 16, 2019

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

    First sentence: Irving stood on tiptoe to see over the rail. Behind him, too far to glimpse, was Russia where angry Cossacks had burned his family's home to ashes. Ahead was America. What would they find there? Premise/plot: Nancy Churnin has written a picture book biography of song...

    Churnin, Nancy Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez. PICTURE BOOK. Creston, 2018. $18. 9781939547446. In the 1890?s Irving?s family fled from Russian Cossacks, just as many other Jewish families did. Thoguh his home in New York...

    As families sit outside on blankets together to enjoy fireworks displays this summer, they are certain to hear some of Irving Berlin's music, especially "God Bless America". The days leading up to the Fourth of July would be a terrific time to share this interesting picture book biogra...

    Irving Berlin, The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez is one of these books that should be in every library and school because it touches on Berlin's love for music but also on issues that our society faces every day, such as immigrat...

    Another great book from Nancy Churnin! Nancy Churnin has a knack for writing picture books about famous people--William Hoy, Charlie Sifford, and Dashrath Manjhi, just to name a few! In her book, "Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing," the reader begins to understa...

    Wonderful story about Irving Berlin, who wrote the famous "God Bless America" song, as well as numerous other songs. The kids and I didn't know his story at all, but it's a fascinating one. Great book for fans of non-fiction biographies. Also interesting for music fans and people loo...

    Nancy Churin did a great job telling Irving Berlin's story. This title could be added to any classroom collection of books on immigrants and patriotism. The Author's Note adds a wealth of information not included in the heart-warming text. History teachers will love the timeline inc...

    Great picture book/biography about a Russian Immigrant and how he become the person to write "God Bless America". ...

    I enjoyed this book. I didn't like the illustrations because I felt that they were very comical. ...

    This picture book biography is so beautifully written and it's such an inspirational story. It gave me goosebumps! ...

    At the start I was worried it wouldn't get to where I was expecting/hoping it would... but of course it did! Definitely need to add this to my classroom library! ...

    Beautiful book--love the illustrations by James Rey Sanchez. ...

    Good info/back matter ...

  • Maggie Mattmiller
    May 13, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

    First sentence: Irving stood on tiptoe to see over the rail. Behind him, too far to glimpse, was Russia where angry Cossacks had burned his family's home to ashes. Ahead was America. What would they find there? Premise/plot: Nancy Churnin has written a picture book biography of song...

    Churnin, Nancy Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez. PICTURE BOOK. Creston, 2018. $18. 9781939547446. In the 1890?s Irving?s family fled from Russian Cossacks, just as many other Jewish families did. Thoguh his home in New York...

    As families sit outside on blankets together to enjoy fireworks displays this summer, they are certain to hear some of Irving Berlin's music, especially "God Bless America". The days leading up to the Fourth of July would be a terrific time to share this interesting picture book biogra...

    Irving Berlin, The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez is one of these books that should be in every library and school because it touches on Berlin's love for music but also on issues that our society faces every day, such as immigrat...

    Another great book from Nancy Churnin! Nancy Churnin has a knack for writing picture books about famous people--William Hoy, Charlie Sifford, and Dashrath Manjhi, just to name a few! In her book, "Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing," the reader begins to understa...

    Wonderful story about Irving Berlin, who wrote the famous "God Bless America" song, as well as numerous other songs. The kids and I didn't know his story at all, but it's a fascinating one. Great book for fans of non-fiction biographies. Also interesting for music fans and people loo...

    Nancy Churin did a great job telling Irving Berlin's story. This title could be added to any classroom collection of books on immigrants and patriotism. The Author's Note adds a wealth of information not included in the heart-warming text. History teachers will love the timeline inc...

    Great picture book/biography about a Russian Immigrant and how he become the person to write "God Bless America". ...

    I enjoyed this book. I didn't like the illustrations because I felt that they were very comical. ...

    This picture book biography is so beautifully written and it's such an inspirational story. It gave me goosebumps! ...

    At the start I was worried it wouldn't get to where I was expecting/hoping it would... but of course it did! Definitely need to add this to my classroom library! ...

  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Apr 16, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

    First sentence: Irving stood on tiptoe to see over the rail. Behind him, too far to glimpse, was Russia where angry Cossacks had burned his family's home to ashes. Ahead was America. What would they find there? Premise/plot: Nancy Churnin has written a picture book biography of song...

    Churnin, Nancy Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez. PICTURE BOOK. Creston, 2018. $18. 9781939547446. In the 1890?s Irving?s family fled from Russian Cossacks, just as many other Jewish families did. Thoguh his home in New York...

  • Karen Rostoker-Gruber
    Aug 25, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

    First sentence: Irving stood on tiptoe to see over the rail. Behind him, too far to glimpse, was Russia where angry Cossacks had burned his family's home to ashes. Ahead was America. What would they find there? Premise/plot: Nancy Churnin has written a picture book biography of song...

    Churnin, Nancy Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez. PICTURE BOOK. Creston, 2018. $18. 9781939547446. In the 1890?s Irving?s family fled from Russian Cossacks, just as many other Jewish families did. Thoguh his home in New York...

    As families sit outside on blankets together to enjoy fireworks displays this summer, they are certain to hear some of Irving Berlin's music, especially "God Bless America". The days leading up to the Fourth of July would be a terrific time to share this interesting picture book biogra...

    Irving Berlin, The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez is one of these books that should be in every library and school because it touches on Berlin's love for music but also on issues that our society faces every day, such as immigrat...

    Another great book from Nancy Churnin! Nancy Churnin has a knack for writing picture books about famous people--William Hoy, Charlie Sifford, and Dashrath Manjhi, just to name a few! In her book, "Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing," the reader begins to understa...

  • Melanie
    Aug 21, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

    First sentence: Irving stood on tiptoe to see over the rail. Behind him, too far to glimpse, was Russia where angry Cossacks had burned his family's home to ashes. Ahead was America. What would they find there? Premise/plot: Nancy Churnin has written a picture book biography of song...

    Churnin, Nancy Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez. PICTURE BOOK. Creston, 2018. $18. 9781939547446. In the 1890?s Irving?s family fled from Russian Cossacks, just as many other Jewish families did. Thoguh his home in New York...

    As families sit outside on blankets together to enjoy fireworks displays this summer, they are certain to hear some of Irving Berlin's music, especially "God Bless America". The days leading up to the Fourth of July would be a terrific time to share this interesting picture book biogra...

    Irving Berlin, The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez is one of these books that should be in every library and school because it touches on Berlin's love for music but also on issues that our society faces every day, such as immigrat...

    Another great book from Nancy Churnin! Nancy Churnin has a knack for writing picture books about famous people--William Hoy, Charlie Sifford, and Dashrath Manjhi, just to name a few! In her book, "Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing," the reader begins to understa...

    Wonderful story about Irving Berlin, who wrote the famous "God Bless America" song, as well as numerous other songs. The kids and I didn't know his story at all, but it's a fascinating one. Great book for fans of non-fiction biographies. Also interesting for music fans and people loo...

    Nancy Churin did a great job telling Irving Berlin's story. This title could be added to any classroom collection of books on immigrants and patriotism. The Author's Note adds a wealth of information not included in the heart-warming text. History teachers will love the timeline inc...

    Great picture book/biography about a Russian Immigrant and how he become the person to write "God Bless America". ...

    I enjoyed this book. I didn't like the illustrations because I felt that they were very comical. ...

    This picture book biography is so beautifully written and it's such an inspirational story. It gave me goosebumps! ...

    At the start I was worried it wouldn't get to where I was expecting/hoping it would... but of course it did! Definitely need to add this to my classroom library! ...

    Beautiful book--love the illustrations by James Rey Sanchez. ...

    Good info/back matter ...

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  • Joan Marie
    Sep 29, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

    First sentence: Irving stood on tiptoe to see over the rail. Behind him, too far to glimpse, was Russia where angry Cossacks had burned his family's home to ashes. Ahead was America. What would they find there? Premise/plot: Nancy Churnin has written a picture book biography of song...

    Churnin, Nancy Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez. PICTURE BOOK. Creston, 2018. $18. 9781939547446. In the 1890?s Irving?s family fled from Russian Cossacks, just as many other Jewish families did. Thoguh his home in New York...

    As families sit outside on blankets together to enjoy fireworks displays this summer, they are certain to hear some of Irving Berlin's music, especially "God Bless America". The days leading up to the Fourth of July would be a terrific time to share this interesting picture book biogra...

    Irving Berlin, The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez is one of these books that should be in every library and school because it touches on Berlin's love for music but also on issues that our society faces every day, such as immigrat...

    Another great book from Nancy Churnin! Nancy Churnin has a knack for writing picture books about famous people--William Hoy, Charlie Sifford, and Dashrath Manjhi, just to name a few! In her book, "Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing," the reader begins to understa...

    Wonderful story about Irving Berlin, who wrote the famous "God Bless America" song, as well as numerous other songs. The kids and I didn't know his story at all, but it's a fascinating one. Great book for fans of non-fiction biographies. Also interesting for music fans and people loo...

    Nancy Churin did a great job telling Irving Berlin's story. This title could be added to any classroom collection of books on immigrants and patriotism. The Author's Note adds a wealth of information not included in the heart-warming text. History teachers will love the timeline inc...

  • Denice Hein
    Apr 25, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

    First sentence: Irving stood on tiptoe to see over the rail. Behind him, too far to glimpse, was Russia where angry Cossacks had burned his family's home to ashes. Ahead was America. What would they find there? Premise/plot: Nancy Churnin has written a picture book biography of song...

    Churnin, Nancy Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez. PICTURE BOOK. Creston, 2018. $18. 9781939547446. In the 1890?s Irving?s family fled from Russian Cossacks, just as many other Jewish families did. Thoguh his home in New York...

    As families sit outside on blankets together to enjoy fireworks displays this summer, they are certain to hear some of Irving Berlin's music, especially "God Bless America". The days leading up to the Fourth of July would be a terrific time to share this interesting picture book biogra...

    Irving Berlin, The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez is one of these books that should be in every library and school because it touches on Berlin's love for music but also on issues that our society faces every day, such as immigrat...

    Another great book from Nancy Churnin! Nancy Churnin has a knack for writing picture books about famous people--William Hoy, Charlie Sifford, and Dashrath Manjhi, just to name a few! In her book, "Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing," the reader begins to understa...

    Wonderful story about Irving Berlin, who wrote the famous "God Bless America" song, as well as numerous other songs. The kids and I didn't know his story at all, but it's a fascinating one. Great book for fans of non-fiction biographies. Also interesting for music fans and people loo...

    Nancy Churin did a great job telling Irving Berlin's story. This title could be added to any classroom collection of books on immigrants and patriotism. The Author's Note adds a wealth of information not included in the heart-warming text. History teachers will love the timeline inc...

    Great picture book/biography about a Russian Immigrant and how he become the person to write "God Bless America". ...

  • Valencia
    Nov 09, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

    First sentence: Irving stood on tiptoe to see over the rail. Behind him, too far to glimpse, was Russia where angry Cossacks had burned his family's home to ashes. Ahead was America. What would they find there? Premise/plot: Nancy Churnin has written a picture book biography of song...

    Churnin, Nancy Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez. PICTURE BOOK. Creston, 2018. $18. 9781939547446. In the 1890?s Irving?s family fled from Russian Cossacks, just as many other Jewish families did. Thoguh his home in New York...

    As families sit outside on blankets together to enjoy fireworks displays this summer, they are certain to hear some of Irving Berlin's music, especially "God Bless America". The days leading up to the Fourth of July would be a terrific time to share this interesting picture book biogra...

    Irving Berlin, The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez is one of these books that should be in every library and school because it touches on Berlin's love for music but also on issues that our society faces every day, such as immigrat...

    Another great book from Nancy Churnin! Nancy Churnin has a knack for writing picture books about famous people--William Hoy, Charlie Sifford, and Dashrath Manjhi, just to name a few! In her book, "Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing," the reader begins to understa...

    Wonderful story about Irving Berlin, who wrote the famous "God Bless America" song, as well as numerous other songs. The kids and I didn't know his story at all, but it's a fascinating one. Great book for fans of non-fiction biographies. Also interesting for music fans and people loo...

    Nancy Churin did a great job telling Irving Berlin's story. This title could be added to any classroom collection of books on immigrants and patriotism. The Author's Note adds a wealth of information not included in the heart-warming text. History teachers will love the timeline inc...

    Great picture book/biography about a Russian Immigrant and how he become the person to write "God Bless America". ...

    I enjoyed this book. I didn't like the illustrations because I felt that they were very comical. ...

  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau
    Jan 03, 2019

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

  • Viviane Elbee
    Aug 26, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

    First sentence: Irving stood on tiptoe to see over the rail. Behind him, too far to glimpse, was Russia where angry Cossacks had burned his family's home to ashes. Ahead was America. What would they find there? Premise/plot: Nancy Churnin has written a picture book biography of song...

    Churnin, Nancy Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez. PICTURE BOOK. Creston, 2018. $18. 9781939547446. In the 1890?s Irving?s family fled from Russian Cossacks, just as many other Jewish families did. Thoguh his home in New York...

    As families sit outside on blankets together to enjoy fireworks displays this summer, they are certain to hear some of Irving Berlin's music, especially "God Bless America". The days leading up to the Fourth of July would be a terrific time to share this interesting picture book biogra...

    Irving Berlin, The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez is one of these books that should be in every library and school because it touches on Berlin's love for music but also on issues that our society faces every day, such as immigrat...

    Another great book from Nancy Churnin! Nancy Churnin has a knack for writing picture books about famous people--William Hoy, Charlie Sifford, and Dashrath Manjhi, just to name a few! In her book, "Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing," the reader begins to understa...

    Wonderful story about Irving Berlin, who wrote the famous "God Bless America" song, as well as numerous other songs. The kids and I didn't know his story at all, but it's a fascinating one. Great book for fans of non-fiction biographies. Also interesting for music fans and people loo...

  • Suzie Olsen
    Aug 06, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

  • Lashonda Griffin
    Jul 08, 2018

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

    First sentence: Irving stood on tiptoe to see over the rail. Behind him, too far to glimpse, was Russia where angry Cossacks had burned his family's home to ashes. Ahead was America. What would they find there? Premise/plot: Nancy Churnin has written a picture book biography of song...

    Churnin, Nancy Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez. PICTURE BOOK. Creston, 2018. $18. 9781939547446. In the 1890?s Irving?s family fled from Russian Cossacks, just as many other Jewish families did. Thoguh his home in New York...

    As families sit outside on blankets together to enjoy fireworks displays this summer, they are certain to hear some of Irving Berlin's music, especially "God Bless America". The days leading up to the Fourth of July would be a terrific time to share this interesting picture book biogra...

    Irving Berlin, The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez is one of these books that should be in every library and school because it touches on Berlin's love for music but also on issues that our society faces every day, such as immigrat...

    Another great book from Nancy Churnin! Nancy Churnin has a knack for writing picture books about famous people--William Hoy, Charlie Sifford, and Dashrath Manjhi, just to name a few! In her book, "Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing," the reader begins to understa...

    Wonderful story about Irving Berlin, who wrote the famous "God Bless America" song, as well as numerous other songs. The kids and I didn't know his story at all, but it's a fascinating one. Great book for fans of non-fiction biographies. Also interesting for music fans and people loo...

    Nancy Churin did a great job telling Irving Berlin's story. This title could be added to any classroom collection of books on immigrants and patriotism. The Author's Note adds a wealth of information not included in the heart-warming text. History teachers will love the timeline inc...

    Great picture book/biography about a Russian Immigrant and how he become the person to write "God Bless America". ...

    I enjoyed this book. I didn't like the illustrations because I felt that they were very comical. ...

    This picture book biography is so beautifully written and it's such an inspirational story. It gave me goosebumps! ...

    At the start I was worried it wouldn't get to where I was expecting/hoping it would... but of course it did! Definitely need to add this to my classroom library! ...

    Beautiful book--love the illustrations by James Rey Sanchez. ...

    Good info/back matter ...

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  • Elisa Boxer
    Jan 15, 2019

    Wonderful introduction to the life of Irving Berlin and the songs he wove through the history of America. ...

    Patriotism is subjective. Until recently I might have thought myself somewhat immune to its charms. I like my country quite a lot, but I?ve a low-tolerance for nationalism, and in this particular day and age that?s not a difficult thing to come by. Fortunately all is not lost. As i...

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5 This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of America - is an absolutely marvelous biographical tribute. Author Nancy Churnin som...

    Irving Berlin, one of the most famous American composers of the Twentieth Century, if not THE most famous, immigrated to the United States from Western Siberia. He was just five years old when he laid eyes on the Statue of Liberty and his mother uttered those famous words, ?God bless...

    In Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made American Sing, Nancy Churnin delivers another inspiring picture book biography. Beginning with young Irving arriving in New York on a boat from Russia, readers understand that for Irving, music and his love for America were inseparable. As w...

    My first thought is wow! Such an inspiring and uplifting story about Irving Berlin and "God Bless America!" I really want to get a hold of the hard copy now! I want to be able to actually flip through the pages, admiring the actual ink of the illustrations and soak in the words. It is ...

    Good bio but most powerful as a pro-immigration message to counter the awful treatment of immigrants and want-to-be immigrants today. ...

    I've known something of Irving Berlin's life before, that he wrote Alexander's Ragtime Band, White Christmas and God Bless America, but Nancy Churnin has managed to write of his life from his poor beginnings as an immigrant in NYC to his extraordinary successes as a composer in a way t...

    First sentence: Irving stood on tiptoe to see over the rail. Behind him, too far to glimpse, was Russia where angry Cossacks had burned his family's home to ashes. Ahead was America. What would they find there? Premise/plot: Nancy Churnin has written a picture book biography of song...

    Churnin, Nancy Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez. PICTURE BOOK. Creston, 2018. $18. 9781939547446. In the 1890?s Irving?s family fled from Russian Cossacks, just as many other Jewish families did. Thoguh his home in New York...

    As families sit outside on blankets together to enjoy fireworks displays this summer, they are certain to hear some of Irving Berlin's music, especially "God Bless America". The days leading up to the Fourth of July would be a terrific time to share this interesting picture book biogra...

    Irving Berlin, The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez is one of these books that should be in every library and school because it touches on Berlin's love for music but also on issues that our society faces every day, such as immigrat...

    Another great book from Nancy Churnin! Nancy Churnin has a knack for writing picture books about famous people--William Hoy, Charlie Sifford, and Dashrath Manjhi, just to name a few! In her book, "Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing," the reader begins to understa...

    Wonderful story about Irving Berlin, who wrote the famous "God Bless America" song, as well as numerous other songs. The kids and I didn't know his story at all, but it's a fascinating one. Great book for fans of non-fiction biographies. Also interesting for music fans and people loo...

    Nancy Churin did a great job telling Irving Berlin's story. This title could be added to any classroom collection of books on immigrants and patriotism. The Author's Note adds a wealth of information not included in the heart-warming text. History teachers will love the timeline inc...

    Great picture book/biography about a Russian Immigrant and how he become the person to write "God Bless America". ...

    I enjoyed this book. I didn't like the illustrations because I felt that they were very comical. ...

    This picture book biography is so beautifully written and it's such an inspirational story. It gave me goosebumps! ...

    At the start I was worried it wouldn't get to where I was expecting/hoping it would... but of course it did! Definitely need to add this to my classroom library! ...

    Beautiful book--love the illustrations by James Rey Sanchez. ...

    Good info/back matter ...

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