Jewish Values: Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing

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32 p.
A biography about Irving Berlin that describes how he 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. A 2019 Sydney Taylor Notable book for Younger Readers.
193954744X, 978-1939547446
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