Cricket Books/Carus Publishing

for How I Became an American by Karin Gündisch. Translated from the German by James Skofield



Ten-year-old Johann recalls the hardships and triumphs of the immigrant experience in 1902, as his German family emigrates in search of the "paradise" said to lay in America. This well-researched novel has much to tell us about what it means to leave one's homeland for another.

Awards Won

Title Year
batchelder-gold-watermark2-154x154.png Mildred L. Batchelder Award
This award, established in Mildred L. Batchelder's honor in 1966, is a citation awarded to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.
2002 - Winner(s)