Getting to "we"

There's a turning point in every US immigrant's life, when he or she can finally say "we," and mean "we Americans."

There's a turning point in every US immigrant's life, when he or she can finally say "we," and mean "we Americans."

So say the essayists whose work is collected in "Reinventing the Melting Pot: The New Immigrants and What It Means to be American", edited by Tamar Jacoby.

Continuing our resource suggestions from ICS parents and teachers, here's another book contribution by ICS mom Marney Mayo, who recommends "Reinventing the Melting Pot" to anyone interested in thinking more deeply about what it means to be an American:

"This is a collection of essays from every conceivable viewpoint on the nature of immigration today. Out of it comes a reconsideration and reaffirmation of what is unique about the values the United States was founded on. From among the writers' disagreements emerges a minimalist yet profound distillation of what it means to belong to "

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