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Immigrants Who Built an Empire

Immigrants Who Built an Empire

by Jessica Gunderson


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Some of the most important American industries and ideas stem from people born outside the United States. Immigrants have had major influence on daily life in the United States, from how Americans search the internet and use their phones to the clothes they wear and the buildings in which they live. Meet 25 immigrants who built empires as artists, scientists, writers, musicians, inventors, and entrepreneurs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496696793
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 01/01/2021
Series: Immigrants Who Dared
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 880L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Jessica Gunderson grew up in the small town of Washburn, North Dakota. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota and an MFA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has written more than fifty books for young readers. Her book Ropes of Revolution won the 2008 Moonbeam Award for best graphic novel. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband and cat.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Chapter 1 Immigrants in the Internet World 6

Chapter 2 Immigrants in Technology 20

Chapter 3 Immigrants who influenced the Arts 32

Chapter 4 Immigrants in Fashion 44

Chapter 5 Immigrants in Food 50

Timeline 60

Glossary 62


Internet Sites 63

Source Notes 64

Index 64


Highlights the importance of immigrants in our society at a time when many immigrants have become targets of violence and hate;

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