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Author Judie Panneton Discusses Children of Immigrants

Release date: April 12, 2012

Author and award-winning journalist Judie Panneton will discuss her new book Proud Americans: Growing Up as Children of Immigrants, in a conversation with Goucher President Sanford J. Ungar on Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Buchner Hall of the college's Alumnae/i House.

The stories Panneton includes in Proud Americans are based on research and extensive interviews with more than 40 people of diverse origins who now live across the United States-from high-profile celebrities and a presidential cabinet member to people whose names may not be known, but whose stories will be relatable to many. 

Panneton explores the joys of growing up as a first-generation American with family roots that stretch around the world and the struggles and pressures of serving as their parents' guide to America. During each personally conducted interview, the subjects tap into their memories about growing up in America and how being a child of immigrants has affected their lives.

Children of immigrants and their parents are a growing force in America. More than 60 percent of American children will be born to immigrants by 2050, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

This event, sponsored by the President's Office, is free and open to the public, but all attendees must reserve tickets in advance by logging on to www.goucher.edu/tickets. For more information on tickets, contact the box office at 410-337-6333 or boxoffice@goucher.edu. A book signing will follow the talk.

Panneton, a child of immigrants who survived the Holocaust, is an award-winning journalist with experience as a print, television, and radio reporter. She is also the author of The Breast Cancer Book of Strength & Courage. More information on Panneton and her new book can be found at proudamericansspeak.com.