New Picture Book Their Great Gift Pays Homage to the Sacrifices and Contributions of Immigrant Families

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Their
Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land
, a new
nonfiction picture book from Carolrhoda
Books
, a division of Lerner
Publishing Group
, shows readers of all ages various immigrant
experiences in the United States though vivid, compelling photos by
renowned photographer Wing
Young Huie
and simple, powerful text by award-winning author John
Coy
.

With lyrical text and thought-provoking photography, Their
Great Gift
explores the experiences of immigrants in the
twenty-first century, focusing on the lives of children. Images of
families who came to the United States from many different parts of the
world celebrate the diversity of our country and express a vision of
hope for the future.

Visit www.lernerbooks.com
for free downloads!

Meet the Author
John
Coy
is the author of numerous award-winning books including Hoop
Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball

and Game
Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game
. His ancestors came
from Poland, Bavaria, Ireland, and Scotland, including his
great-grandmother Josephine Yunick Kulas, who came to Minnesota when she
was sixteen and lived to be over one hundred. John lives in Minneapolis
and visits schools around the world.

Meet the Photographer
Wing
Young Huie
photographs the diversity of everyday life in
neighborhoods. Wing was born in Duluth, Minnesota, the youngest of six
and the only child not born in Guangdong Province in China (which was
once called Canton). He is the author of five photography books and owns
the Third Place Gallery in South Minneapolis.

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About the Publisher
Carolrhoda
Books
, a division of Lerner
Publishing Group
, has been publishing award-winning, high-quality
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PUBLICATION DATE:
March 2016

$19.99, Library Bound
eBook Also Available
Ages 5–9
LB:
978-1-4677-8054-4
32 Pages ● 9 3/4 x 9 3/4

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800-328-4929, or visit us online at
www.lernerbooks.com.

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Lerner Publishing Group
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Publicity
Manager
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or
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Stille, 800-328-4929, x347
Marketing and Publicity Assistant
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