Remember Me

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Much more than the statue's history, this series of vignettes told in free verse reveal perspectives, personalities, and events leading up to the dedication of Lady Liberty. The quality of writing and illustration surpass many other books that address the story of the statue.
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Shares the perspective of the Statue of Liberty's creators, detailing the vision of her sculptor, Joseph Pulitzer's wide-scale fundraiser for her pedestal, and the contributions of immigrant builders and artists.

“Tributes to the Statue of Liberty abound, but this one stands out for its unusual approach and powerful illustrations.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

It begins in 1865 as a romantic idea, but ten years later Édouard Laboulaye’s dream catches fire. Sculptor Auguste Bartholdi gives the dream the form of a lady, holding a torch to “enlighten the world.” Engineers, plasterers, carpenters, and coppersmiths work together to turn the lady into a monument more than 100 feet tall. Doreen Rappaport’s poetic vignettes and Matt Tavares’s magnificent images remind us of the origins of a national symbol—and show that it took a lot of people to make the Lady.
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