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 irresistible lyrics. With "God Bless America," he sang his thanks to the country which had given him a home and a chance to express his creative vision....
|Title||:||Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing|
|Number of Pages||:||32 pages|
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Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing Reviews
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 City was small and poor, music surrounded him constantly. Even after his father died and he slept on the streets, the music still called to him. He taught himself how to pick melodies out on the piano and eventually wrote ...more
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!