Her Right Foot

Her Right Foot 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

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
Edition Language:English

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  • Elyse

    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......

  • Taryn

    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 im...

  • Betsy

    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 tol...

  • Sheri

    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!...

  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau

    Fantastic book about this iconic symbol that will leave both children (and adults) with questions about where we are going as a nation. ...

  • Joe

    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 ...

  • Donalyn

    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 t...

  • Danielle

    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 Grochowski

    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. Fac...

  • Destinee Sutton

    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 know...