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Light for All

By Mary Krawczyk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Inspiring tribute to Statue of Liberty and immigrants.

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This inspiring picture book introduces the Statue of Liberty as a starting point for past immigrants to the United States and a continuing symbol of welcome and hope for those who immigrate today. Light for All shows Immigrants are shown as brave, determined, and involved in their new communities while honoring the places they left. Raul Colon's eye-catching illustrations, especially those of children in familiar situations like playing at a park and learning in a classroom, will connect young readers to the story. The text briefly mentions negative actions of early immigrants, such as stealing land from Native Americans and bringing enslaved people from Africa. This hopeful and uplifting story about immigration celebrates diversity and inspires acceptance and unity.

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