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All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel

All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel by Dan Yaccarino
Mar 08, 2011 | 40 Pages
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Starred Review, Publishers Weekly:
“In this affectionate personal history, Yaccarino (Lawn to Lawn) traces his ancestry from Sorrento, Italy to New York City. . . Folksy and warm, this is a timely reminder that America is a nation of immigrants.”

Starred Review, School Library Journal, March 2011:
“Yaccarino’s family is proudly Italian, but their immigration story is universal. Readers of varied backgrounds will be able to identify with the search for a better life in a new country, the passing along of values and heirlooms, and the addition of new family members. The story will make an excellent family-history discussion starter.”

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, February 2011:
“With clarity and deep affection, Yaccarino turns his family history into a story of enduring charm. . . . A gloriously warm celebration.”

All the Way to America is a charmer. Yaccarino’s heartwarming story rings clearly with truth, good cheer, and love.” —Tomie de Paola, winner of a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona

“A shovel is just a shovel, but in Dan Yaccarino’s hands it becomes a way to dig deep into the past and honor all those who helped make us who we are.” —Eric Rohmann, winner of the Caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit


Kirkus Reviews Best ChildrenÂ’s Books WINNER 2011

Bank Street Child Study Children’s Book Award NOMINEE

Irma Simonton Black Award HONOR

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