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Her Right Foot

Her Right Foot

By Dave Eggers, Illustrated by Shawn Harris


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"I want to hold this book in one hand and a torch in the other and stand on an island someplace so everyone can see." —Lemony Snicket

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, 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 to an entire country’s creation.

A Junior Library Guild selection.

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Size: 10 x 8 in;
Pages: 104 pp;
Age Range: 6 - 9 years
Format: Hardcover
Publication: September 2017
ISBN: 9781452162812
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.

Media Reviews

★ “Heartfelt throughout and indisputably timely.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“I want to hold this book in one hand and a torch in the other and stand on an island someplace so everyone can see.” —Lemony Snicket

“Beautiful, powerful, funny, moving. Eggers and Harris in perfect thoughtful harmony.” —Inaugural National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Jon Scieszka

“It may be trite to call a book a love letter to America, but you read Her Right Foot and tell me Eggers and Harris aren’t in love with their country. You read it and tell me your heart doesn’t swell.” —Adam Rex, author of The True Meaning of Smekday and bestselling illustrator of The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors

“The words, art, and inspiration in this wise, amusing, and illuminating book express how looking at something familiar from a different angle can-and must-change how we see our world’s past, present, and future.” —Andrew Medlar, Chicago Public Library

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