Coming to America by Bernard Wolf
A Muslim Family's Story

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Rowan Mahmoud’s father arrived in the United States eight years ago from Alexandria, Egypt, in search of a better future for his family. After four years of hard work and frugal living, he could finally afford to bring his wife and children to live with him.Young Rowan and her family are Muslims. They live in a multiethnic neighborhood in Queens, New York, and in many ways are just like other Americans. The children attend public schools and enjoy watching television and playing with their friends in their spare time. But the Mahmouds also live in a way that preserves their culture and religious identity. They shop in Middle Eastern markets, prepare traditional meals, and follow the teachings of Islam. The transition to American life has not been easy for the Mahmouds, but devotion to family and religion keep them strong.With captivating photographs and engaging text, Bernard Wolf invites us into the life of this close-knit family — a family whose love and courage speak for all immigrants who work hard and make sacrifices in the pursuit of a better life

About Bernard Wolf

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BERNARD WOLF is a distinguished photojournalist who has traveled throughout the United States and the world to create his acclaimed photo-essays for children. His seventeen published books for young readers include If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem; Homeless; Beneath the Stone; and HIV Positive, a Booklist Editors' Choice.Bernard Wolf's work has also appeared in Time-Life Books, as well as Fortune, National Geographic Traveler, and other magazines. Mr. Wolf lives in New York City.
Published May 1, 2002 by Lee & Low Books. 48 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences.

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Lacking an index or bibliography, this will still provide insight into the daily life of a recently arrived family.

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The photo-essay Coming to America: A Muslim Family's Story by Bernard Wolf personalizes religious, ethnic and cultural traditions.

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