This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.
Dave Eggers, author of Heroes of the Frontier and The Circle, and founder of McSweeney’s and 826 Valencia, and illustrator Shawn Harris come to Green Apple Books on the Park to celebrate the publication of Her Right Foot, a picture book about the Statue of Liberty. Bring the kids!
Praise for Her Right Foot
“Heartfelt throughout and indisputably timely.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“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
“Beautiful, powerful, funny, moving. Eggers and Harris in perfect thoughtful harmony.” —Inaugural National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Jon Scieszka
About Her Right Foot
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.
"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 SnicketIf you had to name a statue, any statue, odds are good you'd mention the Statue of Liberty. Have you seen her?
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