Delaware. Harder than you think, if you aren't a big fan of Colonial and/or Revolutionary American history. When I found The Book of Unknown Americans, I got super lucky. The book is about a group of immigrants in Delaware from various countries. Panama, Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela and I can't remember where else. I guess I never thought of Delaware being a place with a lot of immigrants. 1 in 10 people in Delaware are Latino or Asian immigrants. In PA this number is 1 in 11. 1 in 7 in Virginia. There are more very interesting and easy to understand facts from the American Immigration Council here.
This seems to be one of those adult books that are good for teens as well. YALSA has this Alex Award for books that are made for adults, but would be good for teens. It didn't make the list. But it should have. I can't begin to give a summary of this book. So please, just read the goodreads description and then, please, please do read this book. It is outstanding.
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.