The Story of the Statue of Liberty


Series: Cornerstones of Freedom Library

by Natalie Miller, 11 pages


Item Number: 3405

This book for the blind is offered in Standard Grade 2, Uncontracted Grade 1, or Unified English Braille. What is Grade 2 Braille? Purchase in Unified English Braille

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Product Description:

"This is a little-known story that all elementary school children in France and the United States should read and understand. One of our greatest national treasures is the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. A gift from the people of France, it was originally designed to be a permanent reminder that French soldiers and sailors fought alongside American patriots when the American colonies revolted against the British. Without that assistance, it is likely that the movement to independence would have failed.

Few contemporary people realize how much of a technical challenge the creation of the statue was in the late nineteenth century. At the time, it was the largest statue ever made, and it had to be constructed in parts, shipped across the Atlantic, and then assembled on the island where it resides today. With the value and efficiency of hindsight, it is difficult for the modern person to comprehend that many people in the United States rebelled at the thought of paying for even the base for the statue.

In many ways, the greatest national symbol of the United States is the Statue of Liberty, a shining beacon designed to represent the U.S. as a land of opportunity. This is a worthy book - one which even adults could benefit from reading." - Amazon.com Customer Review.

For ages 9 to 12.

Package Weight: about 9 ounces.

(From the Non-Fiction Books shelf.)