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Her Right Foot

Her Right Foot

Автором Dave Eggers и Shawn Harris

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Her Right Foot

Автором Dave Eggers и Shawn Harris

оценки:
4/5 (30 оценки)
Длина:
43 pages
8 minutes
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Издано:
Sep 19, 2017
ISBN:
9781452162935
Формат:
Книге

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From Scribd: About the Book

Author Dave Eggers, the bestselling author of seven different books, including A Hologram for the King, pairs up with artist Shawn Harris as they turn to children’s literature for the first time. Her Right Foot is a compelling non-fiction picture-book style of writing for children, which helps them to gain a better understanding of the meaning behind the iconic Statue of Liberty.

Make learning about historical moments fun with this engaging book which reads highly conversationally. The author writes in a chitty-chatty style and frequently poses critical thinking questions to the reader, forcing them to dive deeper into their imagination.

Together, Eggers and Harris simply exhibit all that Lady Liberty and America stand for; love, tolerance, and curiosity, all while teaching children to look beyond the surface and be fearless in asking their why’s.

Although the world can be unsettling at times, Her Right Foot reminds children to stand up and be brave and united.

Издатель:
Издано:
Sep 19, 2017
ISBN:
9781452162935
Формат:
Книге

Об авторе

Dave Eggers is the bestselling author of seven books, including A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award; Zeitoun, winner of the American Book Award and Dayton Literary Peace Prize; and What Is the What, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won France’s Prix Medici. That book, about Valentino Achak Deng, a survivor of the civil war in Sudan, gave birth to the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation, which operates a secondary school in South Sudan run by Mr. Deng. Eggers is the founder and editor of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing house based in San Francisco that produces a quarterly journal, a monthly magazine, The Believer:, a quarterly DVD of short films and documentaries, Wholphin; and an oral history series, Voice of Witness. In 2002, with Nínive Calegari he cofounded 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center for youth in the Mission District of San Francisco. Local communities have since opened sister 826 centers in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Ann Arbor, Seattle, Boston, and Washington, D.C. Eggers is also the founder of ScholarMatch, a program that matches donors with students needing funds for college tuition. A native of Chicago, Eggers now lives in Northern California with his wife and two children.


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  • (4/5)
    A story that tells you how such an American landmark like the Statue of Liberty came from, and what stands for.
  • (5/5)
    Her right foot was a great picture book about the statue of liberty. This book tells about every element of the statue of liberty, how her seven crowns represent the seven seas of the world, her book carries the date of the declaration of independence. The statue was a gift from France. The statue of liberty's right food is on the move! It is as if she walked across the ocean! I think this book would be wonderful to teach young children the origins of American's most Iconic statue.
  • (5/5)
    This book compiles the history and many facts about the Statue of Liberty with just a few words on each page of clear pen and ink illustrations. But beyond the history and the art of the statue, the author discovers a powerful message in the statue's right foot. Leveled for K-3.
  • (4/5)
    Adult novelist/essayist/publisher Dave Eggers, perhaps best known for such books as A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, and for founding the publishing house McSweeney's, turns to children's literature with Her Right Foot, which offers a non-fiction picture-book examination of the iconic Statue of Liberty. In a distinctive, conversational style, one in which the narrator interrupts himself to question the reader from time to time, this book sets out the history of the creation of the statue, her transportation across the seas from France - did you know she came from France? (the narrator asks) - and the fact that her right foot is raised, and that she is in motion. What does this forward motion mean...? Quite a bit, as it happens.Although I have never read Eggers' adult work, and have no particular attachment to the catalogue of McSweeney's, I am of course familiar with his books, and with his high profile in the publishing world. Given that this is so, I was curious to see what he would do with a children's book. All in all, I was quite impressed, finding the narrative quite engaging, with its chit-chatty style. More importantly, I think younger children will find the style engaging, and will learn something in the process. The artwork by Shawn Harris, who makes his debut here,
  • (5/5)
    Moving explanation of the Statue of Liberty written for early elementary.
  • (4/5)
    Love the engaging, conversational tone of this book, giving the history, art appreciation and fun facts about the Statue of Liberty. Ultimately, the soaring but simple ending embodies what the statue and this country stand for. Readers will come away with a greater appreciation for the values of liberty, courage and acceptance.
  • (5/5)
    In this nonfiction picture book, Eggers talks about the history of the Statue of Liberty and then about the importance of what it represents -- the welcoming of immigrants to the United States. With all the xenophobic political rhetoric we've been hearing in the past year or so, this is a welcome change, especially for children who are immigrants themselves or children of immigrants and thus in need of some reassurance. However, it's also important for non-immigrant children as a reminder to be kind and have an open heart. The illustrations aren't as realistic as I would normally care for in a nonfiction text, but they fit well with Eggers's somewhat facetious tone and the overall attempt to make nonfiction engaging with young children. (With the Common Core highlighting the need for more nonfiction texts, this is a good book to make available to show kids that nonfiction does not necessarily equal dry.) Despite the heft of the book, the text on each page is limited to one to three sentences, so it reads fairly quickly. I could see this being a good read-aloud or read-alone for elementary school-age children or even for those in junior high school.
  • (5/5)
    There are many good books about the Statue of Liberty for children and adults. David Egger’s book The Right Foot is distinctive for its vibrancy, its idiosyncratic voice and gorgeous illustrations just right for a young audience. Egger takes us through a fun-filled, amusing ride of the facts, known and unknown, about the Statute of Liberty. What makes The Right Foot distinctive is when Egger’s excitement builds as he notices something new, something he did not notice before. The Statue of Liberty’s right foot is lifted, it’s moving and it’s walking! It is walking towards the “huddled masses” yearning to be free. It is not just a passive statue but an open, moving, reaching out statue that welcomes immigrant’s to the shores of the Unites States. Eggers believes that “"Liberty and freedom from oppression are not things you get or grant by standing around like some kind of statue. No! These are things that require action." And so here we see the Statue of Liberty taking the required action and it requires us to take action too. It is especially poignant and persuasive to hear this message in these difficult days of division about immigrants and refugees and who can come/not come to our borders for a better life