This is the story of an uncle, born in a sleepy Italian town, who came to the United States during the great wave of immigration in the first decades of the 20th Century and who eventually set out on his own path, moving to California and planting his own family roots. While the book is filled with photos and lots of stories about his life growing up, going to high school, finding his true love, and building a wide circle of family and friends, it also is a story about a young immigrant boy who - thousands of miles away from his familiar, comfortable boyhood home - decided to discover for himself all that his new country had to offer. While his story starts many years ago, Albert's Journey is much like the many millions of immigrants who came to the United States - and still come - to find a better life. It's a warm, humorous reminder that anybody new and unfamiliar in our country is really, at the heart of it, not that much different from any of us who desire a happy life full of love, family, friends, and a passion for doing whatever we hope to do. The book is ideal for young preteen and adolescent readers who, in studying the history of immigration in their school history and social science classes, want to learn more about the personal experiences and adventures that immigrants, especially those close to their age, found in their new national home. The book is filled with photos, used with permission, from family albums, archives, and friends.