Many people are familiar with the Statue of Liberty. If asked to describe her, they might mention her torch, her crown, or her robe. But what about her right foot? In this humorous telling of the famous statue’s history, author Dave Eggers and artist Shawn Harris remind readers of the significance of this “Mother of Exiles.” She is a symbol of freedom who cannot wait, but who must stride forward to meet those in need in the sea.
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"A friendly reminder of how America can be at its best." - Entertainment Weekly If you had to name a statue, any statue, odds are good you'd mention the Statue of Liberty. Have you seen her? She's in New York.
She's holding a torch.
And she's in mid-stride, moving forward.
But why? In this fascinating and fun take on nonfiction, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential of an entire country's creation. A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Picture Book of the Year
A 2018 Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book
A Junior Library Guild selection Seven Starred Reviews "In a time when immigration is a hot-button issue, it's good to be reminded that Lady Liberty continues to lift her lamp beside the golden door." - Booklist, starred review "Thought-provoking." - Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books, starred review "A timely immigrant's tale." - Shelf Awareness, starred review "Crucial." - Publishers Weekly, starred review "Heartfelt throughout and indisputable timely." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Unique and important." - School Library Journal, starred review "Vital." - School Library Connection, starred review "As enlightening as it is charming." - The New York Times "Witty, moving." - The Wall Street Journal
About the Author
Dave Eggers is the author of many books, including This Bridge Will Not Be Gray, The Circle, and A Hologram for the King. He is the cofounder of: Voice of Witness, an oral-history series focused on human-rights crises; 826 National, a network of writing and tutoring centers; and ScholarMatch, which connects donors and under-resourced students to make college possible. Shawn Harris is an artist and musician who lives and works in Morongo Valley, California. This is his first book.