In this fascinating, fun take on nonfiction, uniquely American in its frank tone and honest look at the literal foundation of our country, acclaimed author Dave Eggers and illustrator Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue, her raised right foot.
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 the story of America.
“In a time when immigration is a hot-button issue, it’s good to be reminded that Lady Liberty continues to lift her lamp beside the golden door.” Booklist, starred review
Dave Eggers is the author of many books, including This Bridge Will Not Be Gray, The Circle, A Hologram for the King, and Heroes of the Frontier. 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 and will be leading a collage project based on Her Right Foot.
Join us to meet Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris and celebrate the publication of Her Right Foot. Bring the kids!
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