NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- News anchor Deborah Norville shares the story of her family's arrival on America's shores in conversation with Andrew Tisch and Mary Skafidas, editors of a new book of essays on the immigrant experience, JOURNEYS: An American Story. Together, they will consider immigration's defining role in American greatness at Barnes and Noble (150 East 86 Street) on Thursday, September 20th at 7 p.m.
The 72 essays in JOURNEYS, including those of Ms. Norville, Mr. Tisch and Ms. Skafidas, offer personal and sometimes surprising narratives of how the dreamers, lovers, refugees, and trailblazers portrayed came to call America "home." Their stories reflect a pivotal moment in family lore, as well as the evolution of America's distinctive culture and history and how it has been shaped by people who came here from all over the world.
Contributors include celebrities and politicians, among them Ms. Norville, Alan Alda, Tony Bennett, Marlo Thomas, Dr. Oz, Cory Booker, Elaine Chao, Andrew Cuomo, and Gabrielle Giffords and extraordinary and everyday Americans. The compelling and heartrending tales range from that of the future cabinet secretary who crossed the ocean at age eleven on a cargo ship to the young boy who fled violence in Budapest to become one of the most celebrated American football players.
Profits from the book will be donated to the New-York Historical Society and the Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation.
Admission is free.
Visit www.journeysanamericanstory.com to learn more and to share your own Journeys story.
SOURCE JOURNEYS: An American Story