Her Right Foot (Hardcover)
Dave Eggers’s witty writing meets Shawn Harris’s lush and colorful illustrations in this fun, factual tale of Lady Liberty. Many people can picture her crown, her torch, and her blue-green skin, but Eggers draws our attention to one of the statue’s lesser known features: her right foot, which is in mid-stride. But just where is she going? In Her Right Foot, Eggers has penned a timely tribute to one of our country’s most well-known landmarks and reminded us of the importance of compassion and the celebration of diversity. -Alex— From Fall Booknotes 2017
"A friendly reminder of how America can be at its best." - Entertainment Weekly 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 and 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 of an entire country's creation. "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 "Eggers's crucial and timely re-examination makes Liberty an active participant in a debate that is more contentious than ever." - Publishers Weekly, starred review Six Starred Reviews A Junior Library Guild selection.
About the Author
Dave Eggers is the author of many books, including This Bridge Will Not Be Gray, The Circle, and A Hologram for the King. He is the cofounder of: Voice of Witness, an oral-history series focused on human-rights crises; 826 National, a network of writing and tutoring centers; and ScholarMatch, which connects donors and under-resourced students to make college possible. Shawn Harris is an artist and musician who lives and works in Morongo Valley, California. This is his first book.