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The Statue of Liberty: Introducing Primary Sources
The Statue of Liberty: Introducing Primary Sources
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The Statue of Liberty: Introducing Primary Sources

The French came up with the idea of The Statue of Liberty but, in the end, it was paid for by both the Americans and the French. Its torch and the Emma Lazarus poem saying "give us your tired, your poor..." have become symbolic of liberty everwhere. Using primary sources, young readers hear the story behind how the statue was built and came to be moved to its spot in New York Harbor. Engaging text, colorful photos, sidebars and a variety of primary sources introduce readers to the Statue of Liberty.

Reading LevelGrades 1-2
Interest LevelGrades PreK-2
Lexile Level700L
ATOS Level4.6
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #179560
Text TypeInformational Text
Text SubtypeSequence
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandSmithsonian Little Explorer
Page Dimensions7 3/4" x 8 3/4"
Page Count32
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $30.65 School/Library Price

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Booklist - Julia Smith

"Top 10 Series Nonfiction.  Readers receive two lessons in one: the history of an iconic symbol of the U.S. (the flag, Statue of Liberty, etc.) and instruction on how to learn through primary sources. The use of archival images and documents reinforces the series’ goals admirably." - Booklist

April 1, 2016

Booklist - Julia Smith

"STARRED REVIEW! Readers get two lessons in one with the books in the Introducing Primary Sources series. . . .Readers will not only understand the monumental effort that went into erecting the statue, the details are more likely to stick as they see firsthand evidence of how the people of New York and France experienced the event. The clean, uncluttered presentation of information is reinforced by a time line and glossary, making this a welcome addition to history collections." - Booklist

April 1, 2016

School Library Journal - Jennifer Prince, Buncombe County Pub. Lib. (NC)

"This series does a crackerjack job of exploring the back stories of some of America’s most beloved documents and monuments. . . .With one concise paragraph and a few illustrations per page, these titles are ideally suited for early fluent readers. . . .this series does offer a colorful, engaging presentation." - School Library Journal

April 1, 2016

Tamra B. Orr

Tamra B. Orr

Tamra Orr is a full-time author living in the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of more than 400 educational books for readers of all ages. Her book on school violence was voted New York Public Library’s best nonfiction book for teens. She has a degree in English/Education from Ball State University. Tamra has been fascinated with history all of her life and enjoys the chance to learn more about it when researching for a book. She lives in Oregon with her husband, four children, dog, and cat.

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