June 15, 2018

God Bless America Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway

Author: Adah Nuchi, Rob Polivka (Illustrations) 

Release Date: June 5, 2018
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 40


An inspiring portrait of an immigrant and the gift he gave his new home.

Persecuted as Jews, Izzy Baline and his family emigrated from Russia to New York, where he fell in love with his new country. He heard music everywhere and was full to bursting with his own. Izzy's thump-two-three, ting-a-ling, whee tunes soon brought him acclaim as the sought-after songwriter Irving Berlin. He ignited the imaginations of fellow countrymen and women with his Broadway and Hollywood numbers, crafting tunes that have become classics we still sing today.

But when darker times came and the nation went to war, it was time for Irving to compose a new kind of song:

A boom-rah-rah song.

A big brass belter.

A loud heart-melter.

A song for America.

And so "God Bless America" was born, the heart swelling standard that Americans have returned to again and again after its 1918 composition.

This is the tale of how a former refugee gave America one of its most celebrated patriotic songs. With stirring, rhythmic text by Adah Nuchi and delightful, energetic art by Rob Polivka, readers will be ready to hum along to this exuberant picturebook. 

Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks,  TBD

Adah Megged Nuchi was first introduced to the children's publishing world at home, as the daughter of a children's book art director. She began her own publishing career at the National Book Foundation, and later at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, where she was an acquiring editor of picture books, middle-grade, and young adult fiction for seven years. Her books have been named to the Kids' Indie Next List, YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, and Indies Introduce New Voices lists. As an editor, she most loved finding new talent and working with authors to shape a story.
 (3) winners will receive a finished copy of GOD BLESS AMERICA: THE STORY OF AN IMMIGRANT NAMED IRVING BERLIN - US Only.
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Tour Schedule: 
Week One: 
6/4/2018- RhythmicBooktrovert- Excerpt 
6/5/2018- The OWL- Review 
6/6/2018- Christen Krumm- Review 
6/7/2018- BookHounds YA- Guest Post 
6/8/2018- Book-Keeping- Review 

Week Two: 
6/11/2018- Savings in Seconds- Review 
6/12/2018- Little Red Reads- Review 
6/13/2018- Reading Is My SuperPower- Review 
6/14/2018- Two points of interest- Review 
6/15/2018- A Dream Within A Dream- Excerpt 

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