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

  • Betsy
    Mar 15, 2018

    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...

  • Annie
    Jul 30, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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! ...

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  • Daniel
    Apr 22, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
    Mar 04, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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! ...

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  • Beth
    Jun 18, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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! ...

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  • Carol Ekster
    Apr 19, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

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

  • Jolene Gutierrez
    Jun 03, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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! ...

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  • Gary Anderson
    May 17, 2018

    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...

    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...

  • John
    Jan 24, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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! ...

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  • Sarah
    Aug 14, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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! ...

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  • Jana
    Jun 20, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Laretta
    Jun 11, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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! ...

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  • Gail Johnson
    Jul 30, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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! ...

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  • Jennifer
    Jul 16, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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! ...

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  • Tanya
    Jun 05, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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! ...

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  • Linda
    Jun 27, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Michele Knott
    Aug 03, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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! ...

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  • Jacqui
    Jul 26, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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! ...

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  • Darshana Khiani (Flowering Minds)
    Aug 10, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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! ...

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  • Robin Newman
    Mar 21, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Maggie Mattmiller
    May 13, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Denice Hein
    Apr 25, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

  • Annese
    Jul 09, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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! ...

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  • Terra
    Jul 19, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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! ...

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  • Thomas Barragan
    Mar 30, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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! ...

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  • Madeline
    Jul 25, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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! ...

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  • Suzie Olsen
    Aug 06, 2018

    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...

    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

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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! ...

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  • Marissa77
    Jul 28, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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! ...

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