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Her Right Foot
Her Right Foot | Dave Eggers
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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 taking one step forward. But why? In this fascinating, fun take on nonfiction, uniquely American in its frank tone and honest look at the literal foundation of our country, 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 to an entire country's creation. Can you believe that?
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Kaylasarka
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“She must meet them in the sea.“

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Kaylasarka
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My favorite part about this book were the illustrations!

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Kaylasarka
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Her right foot by Dave Eggers was a fabulous read! It is a factual book about the Statue of Liberty. She's in New York. She's holding a torch. And she's in mid-stride, moving forward. But why? In this fascinating, nonfiction, the author investigates a small trait of America's most famous statue. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation. Very interesting.

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Abby_Karagory
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“She is not content to wait. She must meet them in the sea.“

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Preach! We need to hear this nowadays!!

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Abby_Karagory
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Published in 2017, the children's nonfiction book tells the amazing upbringing of an iconic American landmark- the statue of liberty. This is a really great way to tell the history of the statue to the children, with beautiful illustrations and told in a simple manner. Really great for the younger children in your classroom. A great way to introduce vocabulary like immigration and oppression too.

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Plaidsticks
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I don‘t normally share the hundreds of picture books we go through on here, but this was such a good book with a great simple message.

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Short but oh so good. I can‘t wait for my kids to open this one up on Christmas. A great message and one that is more important than ever to share.

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This is best book! Perfect for children (and adults). I learned a ton about the Statue of Liberty that I‘d never heard. It‘s engaging and fascinating and inspiring. It also reminds us of our nation‘s history as a welcoming place for immigrants from all over the world. Just beautiful. Get it for all the children in your life.

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Tamra
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5⭐️ Leave it to Eggers to tell a wonderful story! There was a lot I didn‘t know about Lady Liberty. Perfect timing too, it‘s a good dose of xenophobia immunization.

“She is not content to wait. She must meet them in the sea.”

Reviewsbylola My daughter had an obsession with 🗽 for a little bit. I‘ll have to check this one out! 12mo
Tamra @Reviewsbylola highly recommend! Check it out from the library. 👍🏾 12mo
Texreader Lovely quote!! 12mo
Tamra @Texreader it is wonderfully poetic. 12mo
Texreader The statue always reminds me of Neil Diamond‘s song America. “Free...only want to be free...”. 🎵🎶 ❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
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theinfophile
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Sitting at home with a cold and working my way through some library books

TheLibrarian Feel better soon! 1y
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ambam1987
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Such a shame this wasn‘t written when I was in middle school! I could have used this for my 8th grade history project. Paper mached + a Barbie doll = one crafty Statue of Liberty! #tdscampread18

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LibrarianRyan
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@Kaye I received your book mark and card and they are lovely. I love 3D bookmarks. And it matches the book I tagged!

Kaye Glad you got it. I was trying to get a bookmark to match the colors in the card. I‘m noticing all the folks in here that color-coordinate bookmarks with books. I‘m lacking in that area so need to step up my game. 👍🏼 2y
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Peddler410
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Sorry, l‘ll try to stop sharing so much, but....
Did you know it was about 35 years before The Statue of Liberty 🗽 turned green?

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Peddler410
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And another one...

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Peddler410
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I love the way Eggers is talking to his intended audience! My daughter (9) enjoyed every bit of this book.

“Your friends and teachers will be astounded. They will be impressed. They might think you are fibbing.”

LapReader Afternoon, Your Penpal Allissa here. I recently visited the home town in France of the person that designed the statue and have a picture of myself with a fake statue which they have in the centre of a roundabout there. I also have a step daughter who is 9 her name is Linnéa. My email is allissanalder@yahoo.com.au I can‘t wait to hear from you soon. 1y
Peddler410 Hi @LapReader ! That is so cool! What a neat connection. I will send you an email today 😊 You‘ll know it‘s me because my email matches by Litsy name. (edited) 1y
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Peddler410
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This has been on my radar for a long time and I have resisted. Today, my daughter received it as a gift from my dad — he didn‘t know I knew about it.

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I love seeing these carts at work. New picture and chapter books! #Litsyloveslibraries

Jeg I see Rules of Summer there. Our local puppet group, Spare Parts Puppets did an excellent play using this book. 2y
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Bkwrm7
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Working the evening shift at the library and this one is due back today, so taking a chunk of my morning to dig in. There's no way I'm going to finish the Heavy Medal Mock Newbery shortlist in time to participate in voting, but I'm still trying to read as many as possible! #kidlit #heavymedal

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I finished this fun but interesting #childrens #nonfiction book today about the Statue of Liberty. I liked the #history and asp found the theory about her foot intriguing. On an odd note, I read a short story not too long ago about the Statue of Liberty taking a walk through NYC.
#nonfictionchallenge2018 #nonfiction2018
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Suet624 I love this statue. 💕💕 2y
Debiw781 @Suet624 Yes! ❤️ 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That sounds like a great book! 2y
Debiw781 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa it's obviously short but definitely a good book imo 2y
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This is an amazing book! It tells the story of the #StatueofLiberty through short text and brightly colored illustrations. Most importantly, it reinforces the idea of the US as a nation that welcomes immigrants. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #PictureBooks #BackgroundKnowledge

LibrarianRyan Loved this book. 2y
melbeautyandbooks I think of her as our most famous immigrant. ❤️ 2y
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So many awesome facts in this picture book that is perfect for my pint-sized Lady Liberty! 🗽

LeahBergen Aww! 💕💕 2y
LibrarianRyan Loved loved loved this book. 2y
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5⭐️Yes the book is heavy on the history of Lady Liberty but it does so with cheek and sass. the story changes halfway to focus specifically on her right foot, and how she is preparing to walk away. where is she walking? To welcome new people to this land. The story focuses on her symbolism a friend to immigrants. A fantastic book that is the perfect lesson on who this country was and what our forefathers believed.

Cinfhen Dave Eggers??? Cool 😎 2y
LibrarianRyan @Cinfhen I was very very impressed with this book. 2y
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This is definitely the book to read to young visitors who become enthralled with Lady Liberty. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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WanderingBookaneer
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These illustrations are stunning!

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tpixie For some reason I seem to think it came over in 412 boxes 📦!! Lol 😝 not certain where I got that idea!! 2y
WanderingBookaneer @tpixie The book says 214. 2y
tpixie Lol well Maybe i transposed my numbers! 2y
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melbeautyandbooks Is this sarcasm? Do people really not know this? Edit- Apparently they don't- I just watched a game show with a question about this and she didn't know the answer even with multiple choice answers to choose from. (edited) 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @melbeautyandbooks This is a childrens picture book. So, let's teach them young and maybe they will win the game show when they grow up! 🗽 2y
melbeautyandbooks @elkeo- That makes so much more sense now. I didn't realize it was for children. Thank you! Yes we definitely need to teach them well. 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @melbeautyandbooks Then again, you never know - Dave Eggers may just talk to everyone in this tone 😂🤣 2y
melbeautyandbooks @elkeo That made laugh out loud for real! 🤣😂👏🏻 2y
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