Her Right Foot

1 CD. 30 min. Recorded Bks. May 2018. $15.75. ISBN 9781501997914. digital download.
PreS-Gr 3—Eggers examines some of the history of the Statue of Liberty, including its creation in France and reconstruction in New York. He points out unique details, then focuses on her right foot. Many may not have noticed that this foot is in motion, and the author considers the message that the statue sends about liberty being an active, not a passive, condition. This book lends itself well to audio, as it is written in a chatty, conversational tone, and Dion Graham's narration does a nice job drawing the listener in. Since the text references Shawn Harris's illustrations, it would be best used with the print book. The recording includes two tracks—one with and one without page-turn signals.
VERDICT This is a nicely timed, evocative examination of a national icon, and a reminder of the principles for which she stands.

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