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Karen Hempson's new book Bean Pickers: American Immigrant Portraits

Pen Woman and educator Karen Foresti Hempson has a new book out which chronicles the lives of her American-Italian family. Bean Pickers: American Immigrant Portraits features the fascinating, true stories of Foresti Hempson's ancestors. A Foreward by Alan J. Singer, Ph.D., Director of the Secondary Education Social Studies Teaching Learning Technology at Hofstra University in NYC., states the book has been "written as a reminder to those in our extended families who forget who we are." The 224-page book offers "an intimate window on an Italian family who immigrated to Utica, New York in the early twentieth century," noted reviewer and writer Judith McGinn. "The rich yet often harsh lives of the author's ancestor's serve as a reminder to us, as Americans, to greet a new generation of immigrants with compassion and assistance."

Bean Pickers is available through the author and her website

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