Sunday, August 9, 2020
CNN reports that former President George W. Bush will release a book of 43 portraits of immigrants in conjunction with an exhibition on the value of American immigration at the George W. Bush Presidential Center that will feature the paintings. The book will be titled "Out of Many, One" and will be published in March, 2021.
Kirkus released a statement saying that
"Bush’s Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants will contain his portraits of immigrants along with their personal stories. The book will coincide with an exhibition of Bush’s portraits at his presidential center in Dallas.
`While I recognize that immigration can be an emotional issue, I reject the premise that it is a partisan issue,' Bush writes in the introduction to the book. `It is perhaps the most American of issues, and it should be one that unites us.…My hope is that this book will help focus our collective attention on the positive impacts that immigrants are making on our country.'”