Written by Leslie Kimmelman
Illustrated by David C. Gardner
Published by Sleeping Bear Press (May 2018)
Escaping persecution for being Jewish, the Baline family fled Russia and arrived by ship in New York City harbor in September 1893.
This vivid picture-book biography examines the life of Irving Berlin, the distinguished artist whose songs, including "God Bless America," continue to be popular today.
Reviews for Irving
"Gardner’s illustrations are colorful and soft-textured, displaying many smiling faces of Berlin as he ages. Musical notes swirl through the pages. Heartwarming Americana."
– Kirkus Review
"Readers will enjoy following the tale of a young person who uses his talent to reinvent himself. Warm and evocative watercolor illustrations create an appropriate atmosphere for this friendly giant of music."
– School Library Journal