One of the most universal family stories in the United States of America is the story of building a life in a new land. Coming from nothing, to make a name for yourself and start your own path is a very common thread with Americans. The American Dream.
All The Way to America - The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel is a story of an Italian immigrant, Michael Yaccarino. Mike moved to America in search of a new opportunity. He was able to work and establish a family of his own in this new land through hard work. In the generations since, Italian pride has been a cornerstone of their lives. From working hard and never forgetting their roots..... to growing tomatoes and using the same recipes that traveled from Italy with that first Italian immigrant from the Yaccarino family.
This book is absolutely adorable. I good lesson that shows us how universal the story of family heritage and the true meaning of America, the American Dream. The Melting Pot. A story worth celebrating. Dan Yaccarino not only writes a cute tale, but the illustrations are very charming. Work Hard. Enjoy Your Life. Never Forget Your Family.
Does your family have an immigration story, too? What are some of the things you do that celebrate your family heritage? Let me know! Use the hashtag #LearningFunWithLaura so I can be sure to see your posts.
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