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Coming to America

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Rowan Mahmoud s father arrived in the United States eight years ago from Alexandria, Egypt, in search of a better future for his family. After four years of hard work and frugal living, he could finally afford to bring his wife and children to live with him.Young Rowan and her family are Muslims. They live in a multiethnic neighborhood in Queens, New York, and in many ways ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Lee & Low Books (first published 2003)
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James Daniels
Apr 07, 2015 James Daniels rated it it was amazing
Literature of international value, a photographic story of a foreign family that comes to America to live. The story portrays the Muslim family adapting to American life, while maintaining the native traditions and culture inside and outside their home. Americans and Muslims are as different as night and day in many ways, yet the common ground between them is the rights and livelihoods of life which America provides for its citizens.
The story shows the values of family life that are similar to
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Gianna Parisi
Mar 03, 2014 Gianna Parisi rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this true story about a Muslim family from Egypt. The true story describes the Mahmpud family
From Alexandria, Egypt and how and why they assimilated into America. Hassan(the father), Soad (the mother), Amr (eldest brother), Dina (middle sister), and Rowan (youngest sister).
The family moved to America due to monetary issues. They moved to Queens, NY in multiethnic neighborhood. All the kids describe school being different because in Egypt there was physical repercussions
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Jenny Williams
Oct 30, 2014 Jenny Williams rated it really liked it
In this story of a Muslim family’s move to America the audience is given a detailed description of what life was like. How the father came to America some years before his wife and three children. The story illuminates the struggles the family faced as they adjusted to their life in America. The family had to deal with fitting into a new culture and deal with missing their own Egyptian culture. As the story unveils the children do well in school and it prompts the mother to go to a community col ...more
Lora
Oct 17, 2008 Lora rated it liked it
I was assigned to read this for my multicultural children's lit class. It tells the story of a Muslim family who has moved to America from Egypt. The photographs really make the book more personal. It was written at the perfect level for children. It can be used as a great tool for introducing the Muslim culture and how difficult is it when moving to America for a better life.

I don't think it is a book to read for pleasure. Even though it is entertaining it definitely reads like a nonfiction boo
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
I enjoyed this true story of an Egyptian family's immigration to America and their adaptation to American life. Their customs were interesting, and the food made my mouth water! This book was written in 2003; I hope Hassan has found a job with better hours by now, so that he can spend more time with his family. Recommended!
Susan McGilvray
Jun 16, 2013 Susan McGilvray rated it really liked it
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