US Immigration Services (My Guide to Us Citizenship)

By Amie Jane Leavitt

Mitchell Lane, 2013


Review from Booklist, April 1, 2014: 

US Immigration Services, by Amie Jane Leavitt, Gr. 4-6

What happens when someone wants to become an American citizen? Leavitt introduces the basic requirements of the process to young readers in this title in the My Guide to US Citizenship series. It might have made more sense to present the process of immigration chronologically, rather than skipping from topic to topic, but the numerous sidebars and illustrations are informative and useful in keeping readers on track. Of particular note is the book’s helpful guide to Internet resources, in which Leavitt notes the best places to collect information for potential new citizens, complete with strategies to ensure that readers find only credible information while online. Although not an exhaustive source, this is a valuable starting place for youth with questions about citizenship and the process of becoming an American. —Erin Doivney Howerton