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I Am an American: The Wong Kim Ark Story



by
Martha Brockenbrough ,Grace Lin
illustrated by
Julia Kuo

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Hachette Book Group
Imprint
Little, Brown BFYR
ISBN
9780316426923
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He challenged the Supreme Court on his right to be called citizen—and won.

When American-born Wong Kim Ark returns home to San Francisco after a visit to China, he’s stopped and told he cannot enter: he isn’t American. What happens next would forever change the national conversation on who is and isn’t American. After being imprisoned on a ship for months, Wong Kim Ark takes his case to the Supreme Court and argues any person born in America is an American citizen.

I am an American: The Wong Kim Ark Story is an important picture book that introduces young readers to the young man who challenged the Supreme Court for his right to be an American citizen and won, confirming birthright citizenship for all Americans.“More About the Story.” Time line. Black-and-white historical photographs. Full-color illustrations created digitally in Adobe Photoshop. 

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 11"

Dewey

B

AR

4.1: points 0.5

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jan 2022

Book Genres

Picture Book, Narrative Nonfiction

Topics

Wong Kim Ark (1873–19??). US Supreme Court cases. US citizenship. Immigrants. Emigration and immigration law. Chinese Americans. Nineteenth-century US history. Nineteenth-century US laws. San Francisco, California.

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