Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers

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Everyone knows what the Statue of Liberty stands for—but, as Eggers notes, she’s not actually “standing” at all...Occasionally mannered but heartfelt throughout and indisputably timely.
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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 taking one step forward.
But why?
In this fascinating, fun take on nonfiction, uniquely American in its frank tone and honest look at the literal foundation of our country, 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. Can you believe that? Plus, this is the fixed format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition.
 

About Dave Eggers

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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. Author Image 1
 
Published September 19, 2017 by Chronicle Books LLC. 104 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Children's Books.
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on Jul 17 2017

Everyone knows what the Statue of Liberty stands for—but, as Eggers notes, she’s not actually “standing” at all...Occasionally mannered but heartfelt throughout and indisputably timely.

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