By Paul Fleischman
Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
Published by Candlewick Press, 2013
A little girl is visiting her great-grandfather and he tells her to choose something from his room and he will tell her about it. She chooses a cigar box filled with little matchboxes. In each box is a small object, and tells a story about her great-grandfather as a young boy, illiterate, but wanting to remember his life in Italy, his journey to America, and the hard road his family took to get to where they are now.
A great history book to accompany discussion about immigration into the United States and the realities of the difficult lives that immigrants experienced.
Awards: A Junior Library Guild Selection, Amazon Best Book
Accessed: Augusta County Library