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The Story Of The Statue Of Liberty

Author : Betsy Maestro
ISBN : 9780688087463
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Written for the youngest audience...the text is very simple yet manages to convey all the major events in Liberty's creation....The full-color watercolors show amazing detail and are extremely rich."--Horn Book.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Lady Liberty

Author : Doreen Rappaport
ISBN : 9780763653019
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents the story of the work that was done by so many on both sides of the ocean to create this enduring symbol of freedom and the fundraisers held by everyday people to build her the pedestal on which she would forever stand.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Statue Of Liberty

Author : Edward Berenson
ISBN : 9780300183283
Genre : History
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A universally recognized icon, the Statue of Liberty is perhaps the most beloved of all American symbols. Yet no one living in 1885, when the crated monument arrived in New York Harbor, could have foreseen the central place the Statue of Liberty would come to occupy in the American imagination. With the particular insights of a cultural historian and scholar of French history, Edward Berenson tells the little-known stories of the statue's improbable beginnings, transatlantic connections, and the changing meanings it has held for each successive American generation. Berenson begins with the French intellectuals who decided for their own domestic political reasons to pay monumental tribute to American liberty. Without any official backing, they designed the statue, announced the gift, and determined where it should go. The initial American response, not surprisingly, was less than enthusiastic, and the project had to overcome countless difficulties before the statue was at last unveiled to the public in New York Harbor in 1886. The trials of its inception and construction, however, are only half of the story. Berenson shows that the statue's symbolically indistinct, neoclassical form has allowed Americans to interpret its meaning in diverse ways: as representing the emancipation of the slaves, Tocqueville's idea of orderly liberty, opportunity for "huddled masses," and, in the years since 9/11, the freedom and resilience of New York City and the United States in the face of terror.
Category: History

Emma S Poem

Author : Linda Glaser
ISBN : 9780547768953
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Give me your tired, your poor Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...Who wrote these words? And why? In 1883, Emma Lazarus, deeply moved by an influx of immigrants from Eastern Europe, wrote a sonnet that was to give voice to the Statue of Liberty. Originally a gift from France to celebrate our shared national struggles for liberty, the Statue, thanks to Emma's poem, slowly came to shape our hearts, defining us as a nation that welcomes and gives refuge to those who come to our shores. This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Poetry)
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Lily And Miss Liberty

Author : Carla Stevens
ISBN : 0590449206
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A little girl makes crowns and sells them to help raise money for the pedestal needed for mounting France's gift of the Statue of Liberty to this country.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Liberty S Voice

Author : Erica Silverman
ISBN : 9780147511744
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Portrays the life of the American poet who wrote the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Liberty S Torch

Author : Elizabeth Mitchell
ISBN : 9780802192554
Genre : History
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The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world, a powerful symbol of freedom and the American dream. For decades, the myth has persisted that the statue was a grand gift from France, but now Liberty's Torch reveals how she was in fact the pet project of one quixotic and visionary French sculptor, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. Bartholdi not only forged this 151-foot-tall colossus in a workshop in Paris and transported her across the ocean, but battled to raise money for the statue and make her a reality. A young sculptor inspired by a trip to Egypt where he saw the pyramids and Sphinx, he traveled to America, carrying with him the idea of a colossal statue of a woman. There he enlisted the help of notable people of the age - including Ulysses S. Grant, Joseph Pulitzer, Victor Hugo, Gustave Eiffel, and Thomas Edison - to help his scheme. He also came up with inventive ideas to raise money, including exhibiting the torch at the Phildaelphia world's fair and charging people to climb up inside. While the French and American governments dithered, Bartholdi made the statue a reality by his own entrepreneurship, vision, and determination.
Category: History

Naming Liberty

Author : Jane Yolen
ISBN : 9780399242502
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In parallel stories, a Ukrainian Jewish family prepares to immigrate to the United States in the late 1800s, and Frederic Auguste Bartholdi designs, raises funds for, and builds the Statue of Liberty in honor of the United States' centennial.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Liberty S Journey

Author : Kelly DiPucchio
ISBN : 078681876X
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Lady Liberty has welcomed immigrants to New York for more than one hundred years-but she's never traveled beyond her island. She's curious to see the country that has become home to the millions who have passed beneath her torch. She wants to go on an old-fashioned road trip! So one foggy morning, the giant Lady tiptoes off her pedestal and begins her journey. Down alleyways, along railroad tracks, through cities and small towns, across deserts, and over mountains, she greets surprised and delighted Americans. The country is as captivating, as Lady Liberty knew it would be, but New Yorkers miss her terribly. How can they persuade her to come home, where she belongs?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Liberty Rising

Author : Pegi Deitz Shea
ISBN : 0805072209
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents the story behind the Statue of Liberty, examining its design, the process by which it was shipped, its construction, and the purpose of the gift itself.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction