America the Beautiful

Together We Stand (2013)
America the Beautiful

 

This beautiful book has ten different illustrators, one for each line of Katharine Lee Bates' famous song "America the Beautiful", including Mary GrandPre, Raul Colon, Bryan Collier, Jon J. Muth, and Yuyi Morales.  Each page also features a quote by a famous former or current President of the United States.  Each page tells a different story of our country through the eyes of that illustrator, with the quote enhancing each page.  At the back of the book is a listing of national landmarks and symbols, the full text of all four verses of America the Beautiful, information about democracy, and about Katharine Lee Bates.  While its not a book to share in a Storytime, its a great book to share in a classroom, studying each quote and scrutinizing each illustration, or to share one on one.

Highly recommended.

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