It’s not often that you come across a children’s book that asks children how they interpret an American symbol. That’s exactly what happens in Her Right Foot, a new picture book from Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris. Alongside beautiful illustrations, Eggers tells about the construction of the Statue and Liberty. From the statue’s construction in Paris to its reconstruction in New York, Eggers gives children the facts about the statue in a hilarious tone. Eventually, Eggers gives one more fact: if you look closely, you can see that the statue is taking one step forward.
At this point in the book, Eggers has presented the facts, so he turns to the questions. Why would the statue be taking a step? What does it mean for us as a country that our most famous symbol is moving forward? This books asks many great questions, then poses an excellent solution. This text will spark great conversations about how the Statue of Liberty represents our American ideals. It’s a book that could be used from elementary grades through high school and beyond.
When I first started my blog, I sought to find books that help kids answer big questions about the world. I know that Her Right Foot will do just that.
Her Right Foot will be released in September 2017 by Chronicle Books.
Note: I received an Advanced Review Copy of this book from Chronicle Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this review are my own. Thanks for reading!