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Little America

Incredible True Stories of Immigrants in America

Epic; Introduction by Kumail Nanjiani


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ISBN10: 0374188505
ISBN13: 9780374188504


240 Pages



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Nearly everyone in America came from somewhere else. This is a fundamental part of the American idea—an identity and place open to everyone. People arrive from all points distant, speaking a thousand languages, carrying every culture, each with their own reason for uprooting themselves to try something new.

Everyone has their own unique story. Little America is a collection of those stories, told by the people who lived them. Together, they form a wholly original, at times unexpected portrait of America’s immigrants—and thereby a portrait of America itself.


Praise for Little America

"In his preface to the collection, Pakistani American actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani observes that 'at a time when political rhetoric so often demonizes immigrants, [these] stories . . . have the power to shift that narrative.' The stories that follow come from ordinary people who became the inspiration for the Apple TV+ series Little America. Though highly diverse, the contributors share one commonality: unique, often remarkable life stories that could only have unfolded in America . . . llustrated throughout with color photos, this bighearted book celebrates the extraordinary achievements of modern immigrants, clearly demonstrating that what makes—and has always made—America truly great is the diversity of its people."Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Epic; Introduction by Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Nanjiani is a Pakistani American stand-up comedian, actor, podcast host, and writer. He wrote and starred in the romantic comedy The Big Sick, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and was a main cast member on HBO's Silicon Valley.

Epic crafts extraordinary true stories. Our writers travel the world searching for encounters with the unknown. Wartime romance, unlikely savants, deranged detectives, gentlemen thieves, and love struck killers: stories that tap into the thrill of being alive. Epic publishes extraordinary true stories that get noticed. More than 25 of our articles have been optioned by Hollywood, including Argo, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Little America, is a companion book to the Apple TV+ series of the same name.