Her Right Foot

Her Right Foot

Book - 2017
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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.

APublishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
ASchool 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
Publisher: San Francisco, California :, Chronicle Books,, 2017.
ISBN: 9781452162812
Branch Call Number: E 973 Eggers 09/2017
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,22 x 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Harris, Shawn (Artist),- Illustrator


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You think you know everything about the Statue of Liberty. I bet you don't and I bet you will like this book.

JCLEmilyD May 15, 2018

This book tells the story of the Statue of Liberty in such a lovely way!

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JCLEmilyD May 15, 2018

This book tells the story of the Statue of Liberty in such a lovely way!


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