Her Right Foot (Hardcover)

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By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (Artist)
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The Statue of Liberty is the beacon greeting those who arrive in New York. But what does she truly stand for? Zooming in for a look at her (enormous) right foot reveals a message of acceptance in this moving and inspiring look at the history and meaning of the Statue of Liberty.

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— From Her Right Foot

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"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.
But why?
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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781452162812
ISBN-10: 1452162816
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: September 19th, 2017
Pages: 104
Language: English