What Does It Mean to Be American?

What Does It Mean to Be American?


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An engaging picture book for children that celebrates what it means to be American—regardless of politics!

What does it mean to be American? Does it mean you like apple pie or fireworks? Not exactly.

While politics seem to divide our country into the two opposing teams of red and blue, one truth remains: we are all Americans. But what does that mean?
This continuation of the popular What Does It Mean to Be...? series provides a nonpartisan point of view perfect for any and all Americans who are proud of who they are—and where they come from, regardless of their political views.

Other Titles in the What Does It Mean to Be...? Series:

  • What Does It Mean to Be Present?
  • What Does It Mean to Be Global?
  • What Does It Mean to Be Kind?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492683803
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Series: What Does It Mean To Be...? Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 567,233
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Rana DiOrio is an intrepid force for empowerment and positive change. Her purpose is to help people maximize their potential, and she continues to expound and expand upon that mission across her diverse and highly successful career.

As a corporate and securities attorney, tech-sector investment banker, investor, and advisory board member, Rana has catalyzed the financial, operational, and cultural growth of organizations for almost three decades. As an award-winning author and children's media entrepreneur, she has sparked meaningful conversations between children and their caring adults and is focused on fostering kindness in the next generation by helping creatives who make this possible realize the full potential of their work through her company, Creative Mint, Inc. She lives in San Francisco, CA with her three children. Follow Rana on Twitter @ranadiorio and on Instagram @ranedear.

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What Does It Mean to Be American? 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
alyssama121 11 days ago
*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What Does It Mean to Be American? is a super cute drama/conflict-free look at what it means to be an American, and basically, it all boils down to: being a decent person who cares about your family and others and always trying your best. I really enjoyed this and think it’s a perfect book for children to get a grasp on being proud of who they are and helping others. The illustrations are very friendly and I was happy to see that they included a lot of diversity so that all sorts of children can see themselves represented, which is so important. I think everyone regardless of who they are will appreciate the values that this book is trying to instill in our young ones. Highly recommended!
Anonymous 3 months ago
This book for younger children (Pre-K through grade 3 or so) looks to the values that ideally Americans share. With its appealing, multi-cultural illustrations and simple text, this book talks about what Americans aspire to be in terms of character and ways of behaving. It is a story that encourages children to think about what is important and the ways in which this includes valuing both oneself and others. A nice addition for school libraries. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. The views are my own.
MomsChoiceAwards 5 months ago
A recipient of the Mom’s Choice Award! The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friend media, products and services. Using a rigorous evaluation process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence seal when selecting quality products and services for families and children.