ÒThis immigration story is universal.Ó ÑSchool Library Journal, Starred
Dan YaccarinoÕs great-grandfather arrived at Ellis Island with a small shovel and his parentsÕ good advice: ÒWork hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family.Ó With simple text and warm, colorful illustrations, Yaccarino recounts how the little shovel was passed down through four generations of this Italian-American familyÑalong with the good advice.
ItÕs a story that will have kids asking their parents and grandparents: Where did we come from? How did our family make the journey all the way to America?
ÒA shovel is just a shovel, but in Dan YaccarinoÕs hands it becomes a way to dig deep into the past and honor all those who helped make us who we are.Ó ÑEric Rohmann, winner of the Caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit
ÒAll the Way to America is a charmer. YaccarinoÕs heartwarming story rings clearly with truth, good cheer, and love.Ó ÑTomie dePaola, winner of a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona