Chronicle Books, 2017
Source: My Own Bookshelf
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.
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.
This book was informational and inspirational. I absolutely loved it! I learned so much and the ending was PERFECT. I was lucky enough to meet Dave Eggers at ALA Midwinter and get this book signed. He was so kind and genuine. Also, he had the people waiting in line sign a copy with a message for a family of immigrants that he was going to meet after the signing. We all wrote messages that we wanted that family to know. How cool is that? It was a fantastic experience not only to meet him, but also hear his conversation at the event beforehand.