Sara Nović & Nathaniel Popkin discuss AMERICA IS IMMIGRANTS

Please join us for a reading and discussion with
Sara Nović
in conversation with Nathaniel Popkin!


A gorgeously illustrated collection featuring inspiring immigrants from every country in the world, celebrating the incredible range of what it means to be an American!

This dazzling volume brings American immigrant stories to life in short biographies written by award-winning writer Sara Nović, with charming full-color illustrations by Alison Kolesar. At a time when public debate is focused on who belongs in America, this book honors the crucial contributions of our friends and neighbors who have chosen to make this country their home.

“In this inspiring collection of page-long biographies, accompanied by portraits, novelist Nović and illustrator Kolesar tell the stories of immigrants to the U.S. from roughly 200 countries. The sheer scope of the profiles, along with the vivid illustrations, gives depth and meaning to a phrase thrown around frequently in response to the Trump administration’s treatment of asylum seekers and other immigrants.” —Publishers Weekly

SARA NOVIC is the author of the novel Girl at War (Random House 2015), which was American Library Association Alex Award winner and Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist. She holds an MFA from Columbia University, where she studied fiction and literary translation, and lives in Philadelphia. 

In his work as a writer and editor of fiction, nonfiction, film, criticism, and journalism, NATHANIEL POPKIN explores memory and loss: urban and historical change, architectural palimpsests, ecological grief, and the struggle for the democratic ideal. Popkin is the author of six books, including the new novel The Year of The Return, and is co-editor of the anthology Who Will Speak for America?

Event date: 
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
America Is Immigrants Cover Image
By Sara Novic, Alison Kolesar (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781984819826
Availability: Available to Ship
Published: Random House - October 15th, 2019

The Year of the Return Cover Image
ISBN: 9781948598194
Availability: Available to Ship
Published: Open Books Publishing (UK) - August 1st, 2019