Coming to America

By Horn Book Guide

Simpler and more personal than Hoyt-Goldsmith’s Celebrating Ramadan, which also portrays the experience of a Muslim family in America, Wolf’s photo eassy about an Egyptian family now living in Queens is marked by its natural juxtapositions of cultural particularities and neighborhood commonalities… While the book is nauturally child-centered, the roles of the parents as working adults (Hassan at a grocery store; homemaker Soad attending English classes) are also conveyed, as well as the family’s home and religious life. The tone is low-key but optimistic; the large, mostly full-page color photos seem like those of a welcomed visitor.