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Immigrant Innovators: 30 Entrepreneurs Who Made a Difference

By Samantha Chagollan

Illustrated by Calef Brown

An inspiring children’s biography collection, Immigrant Innovators highlights the stories of 30 immigrant entrepreneurs who have made it big in America.

Geared toward readers ages 8–12, the book features people from around the world who played a major role in establishing global companies and products. These entrepreneurs come from more than 25 countries and have been successful in a wide range of fields, from energy bars (KIND), yogurt (Chobani), and restaurant chains (Panda Express), to dominant industry players like YouTube and Tesla. The book includes full-page illustrated portraits of each entrepreneur as well as colorful infographics throughout.

Immigrant Innovators is a celebration of the immigrant experience—both the triumphs and the challenges—and an important reminder of the strength that comes from a broad and diverse population.

Included, among others, are:
  • Ayah Bdeir, Lebanon, littleBits
  • Rihanna, Barbados, Fenty Beauty
  • Marcus Samuelsson, Ethiopia, Chef
  • Hamdi Ulukaya, Turkey, Chobani
  • Max Levchin, Ukraine, PayPal
  • Mike Krieger, Brazil, Instagram                  
  • Daniel Lubetzky, Mexico, KIND Snacks
  • Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen, Israel, Houzz
  • Luis von Ahn, Guatemala, Duolingo
  • Pierre Omidyar, France, eBay
  • Laura Behrens Wu, Germany, Shippo 
  • José Andrés, Spain, Founder of World Central Kitchen

Also includes infographics like:
  • Pioneering Entrepreneurs
  • Kids of Immigrants
  • Immigrant Entrepreneurs: By the Numbers
  • What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?

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Product Details
Age range
8 - 12
Grade range
3 - 7
Categories
Number of pages
128
Publication date
October 27, 2020
ISBN
9781950500277