Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers

Into the Wild

Read Her Right Foot Online Free - "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

Title : Her Right Foot
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ISBN : 1452162816
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 104 pages


Elyse rated it ★★★★★

September 29, 2017

Wonderful!!!!!!! .....FOR young CHILDREN ... ( and students of life of all ages) Dave Eggers and illustrator Shawn Harris created an awesome children’s book of the Statue of Liberty in mid-stride....and all that she symbolizes. “The lady was on the move”...... “walking out to sea to light the way...

Taryn rated it ★★★★☆

September 20, 2017

A charming picture book about one of the United States’ most recognizable landmarks. The Statue of Liberty has many symbolic features, but it’s her right foot that captures author Dave Egger's imagination. She's perpetually in motion! Where is she going? Where has she been? This book made my heart...

Betsy rated it ★★★★★

October 20, 2017

Consider your country, America. Consider what our teachers have been charged to do. Facing a future where the children of America are inadequate in the realm of nonfiction, our educators have been told to get them to read more factual fare. And slowly, not overnight but within just a few years, n...

Sheri rated it ★★★★★

November 14, 2017

The history and symbolism of The Statue of Liberty including a special look at her right foot! Written in a conversational style that keeps you turning the pages to learn more. A great read!

Donalyn rated it ★★★☆☆

September 12, 2017

The illustrations are beautiful and engaging and the message of the book is important and well-communicated, but the voice was off to me. It doesn't read like a book for children and I found some of the humorous asides off-putting and strange.

Joe rated it ★☆☆☆☆

December 05, 2017

The story of the Statue of Liberty is vitally important - now more than ever. As our country becomes progressively closed off from the rest of the world, as our country moves deeper into the heart of xenophobia (thanks, Supreme Court, for backing a racist, anti-Muslim ban!) - we need to remember...

Danielle rated it ★★★★★

September 04, 2017

Wow. This book. One for laughs and facts and cries. One for inspiring readers to be on the move for making a welcoming place.

Sara rated it ★★★★★

August 19, 2017

In Her Right Foot, Eggers introduces readers to the engaging history of the Statue of Liberty, from her origins in France, her long journey to the United States, and eventual home on Ellis Island. Facts told in colloquial, declarative statements build to a thoughtful look at Lady Liberty's right...

Destinee rated it ★★★★★

October 06, 2017

The narrator of this book talks directly to the reader: "Did you know that the Statue of Liberty comes from France? This is true. This is a factual book." The book sort of meanders through lesser known facts about the Statue of Liberty, all very amusing. Then about halfway through, the narrator c...

Edie rated it ★★★★★

August 29, 2017

An important book to have in every library, this book breathes new life into a statue that many of us may have taken for granted. Eggers conversational style reaches out to every reader, reminding them of what they might already know and then giving them new information (and apologizing that it t...

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