â€śThis immigration story is universal.â€ť â€”School Library Journal, Starred Â Dan Yaccarinoâ€™s great-grandfather arrived at Ellis Island with a small shovel and his parentsâ€™ good advice: â€śWork hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family.â€ť With simple text and warm, colorful illustrations, Yaccarino recounts how the little shovel was passed down through four generations of this Italian-American familyâ€”along with the good advice. Â Itâ€™s a story that will have kids asking their parents and grandparents: Where did we come from? How did our family make the journey all the way to America? Â â€śA shovel is just a shovel, but in Dan Yaccarinoâ€™s hands it becomes a way to dig deep into the past and honor all those who helped make us who we are.â€ť â€”Eric Rohmann, winner of the Caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit Â â€śAll the Way to America is a charmer. Yaccarinoâ€™s heartwarming story rings clearly with truth, good cheer, and love.â€ť â€”Tomie dePaola, winner of a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega NonaFrom the Hardcover edition.