Remember Me
OR

 
Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty
AUTHOR
ILLUSTRATOR
SERIES
 
AGE
Children's - Preschool-2nd Grade, Age 4-7 
READABILITY
4.8 
PAGES
32 p. ; 
KEYWORDS
 
PUBLISHER
$7.19
Retail $7.99

QUANTITY
In Cart: 0
Available: 2
Quality Paper
ISBN 9780544105089
Publisher Summary
A celebration of our nation's melting pot, this beautifully illustrated origin story of the Statue of Liberty honors a poet who has advocated for the voiceless.

"Give me your tired, your poor

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free . . . "
In 1883, Emma Lazarus, deeply moved by an influx of immigrants from eastern Europe, wrote a sonnet that gave a voice to the Statue of Liberty. Originally a gift from France to celebrate our shared national struggles for liberty, the statue, thanks to Emma's poem, came to define us as a nation that welcomes immigrants. The text of that now famous poem, "The New Colossus," appears in this free-verse biography, illustrated in an exquisite folk art style. The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Poetry)
 
If you like this book, here are a few more suggestions
Too Much Noise Journey The Grasshopper & the Ants Blackout Because Your Daddy Loves You Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing In a Pickle: And Other Funny Idioms That's Good! That's Bad! The Great Frog Race: And Other Poems Flicker Flash The Wednesday Surprise Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems) Teammates In November Brave Deeds : How One Family Saved Many People from the Nazis The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon Ira Sleeps Over Koala Lou Dont Fidget a Feather Jackalope