Monday, May 31, 2021

Bibliophile's Corner

Out of Many, One
Portraits of 
America's Immigrants
by George W. Bush

Flap Copy Description:
In this new collection of oil paintings and stories, President George W. Bush spotlights the inspiring journeys of America's immigrants and the contributions they make to the life and prosperity of our nation.
The issue of immigration stirs intense emotions today, as it has throughout much of American history. But what gets lost in the debates about policy are the stories of immigrants themselves, the people who are drawn to America by its promise of economic opportunity and political and religious freedom - and who strengthen our nation in countless ways...
As the stories unfold in this vibrant book, readers will gain a better appreciation for the humanity behind one of our most pressing policy issues and the countless way in which America, through its tradition of welcoming newcomers, has been strengthened by those who have come here in search of a better life.

My Thoughts:
As I've mentioned before on my blog, I love books about art; when you couple that with a text that addresses a social issue, it's even more interesting - at least to me! Out of Many, One, by former President George W. Bush is a must read for people on both sides of the political spectrum with regard to the subject of immigration. In fact, I would say, this book has the ability to bring us all just a bit closer together. The stories and portraits of people that President Bush has so beautifully brought to life are from all walks of life, and all ages and races. In this politically-charged time, I long for ways to heal the huge rift in our country. Therefore, I highly recommend Out of Many, One to all adult readers!

Click here to learn about the George W. Bush Center - very interesting events!