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 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
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781939547446
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  • Betsy

    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 da...

  • Gary Anderson

    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, rea...

  • Suzie Olsen

    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...

  • Robin Newman

    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...

  • Daniel

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 5.0 of 5This children's picture book about one of America's greatest songwriters - who wasn't actually born in the United States of A...

  • Linda

    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 beg...

  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*

    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 Rus...

  • Jana

    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...

  • Amalia Hoffman

    Irving Berlin, The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez is one of these books that should be in every library and school because it touches on Berlin'...

  • Karen Rostoker-Gruber

    Another great book from Nancy Churnin!Nancy Churnin has a knack for writing picture books about famous people--William Hoy, Charlie Sifford, and Dashrath Manjhi, just to name a few! In her book, "Irvi...