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Red, White, Blue, and Uncle Who? : The Stories Behind Some of America's Patriotic Symbols
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AGE
Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11 
READABILITY
6.7 
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64 p. ; 
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ISBN 9780823417841
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Fun and informative, the book presents the origin and evolution stories of various symbols, including Uncle Sam, the Liberty Bell, Mount Rushmore, the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, and several more.
Publisher Summary
Presents seventeen patriotic symbols, including the flag, the Liberty Bell, Uncle Sam, and the Statue of Liberty, and examines how they came to represent America.

Have you ever wondered how the Liberty Bell got cracked? Did you know the wild turkey almost became the national bird of the United States? And who is Uncle Sam, anyway? 

Answer all these questions and many more as you explore the history behind seventeen well-known monuments and symbols of the United States of America—including the Great Seal, the Pledge of Allegience, the Capitol Building and more.

Descriptions of each symbol include the history behind it, the people involved in creating it, and intriguing trivia. Important dates are highlighted, helping to create a timeline of when these patriotic symbols became accepted parts of our nation's history.

John O'Brien's black-and-white cartoon illustrations on nearly every page add a touch of humor to the engaging text. An index is included.
 
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