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The Liberty Bell (American Symbols & Their Meanings) Library Binding – February 1, 2002
From School Library Journal
Grade 4-8-These concise and accessible titles explore the creation and importance of two U.S. symbols. Hahn tells the story of Mount Rushmore by focusing on the artist, Gutzon Borglum, and his 14-year struggle to create the monument with on-again, off-again funding. Marcovitz traces the history of the Liberty Bell, noting the supposition, rumors, and scientific study used to identify the cause of the large crack. Both books have thorough chronologies; they are especially important since the texts are not strictly linear. Captioned, full-color photographs and paintings give students a visual history of each symbol. Well suited for schools, these volumes offer fodder for reports.
Suzanne Crowder, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, KY
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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- A Narrow Escape
- To Proclaim Liberty
- The Crack in the Liberty Bell
- Facts About the Liberty Bell
- A Symbol of Freedom
- Further Reading
- Internet Resources
This is a classic juvenile nonfiction book - with larger font (probably 14 point) and lines spaced more widely apart so that it makes the book easier to read visually. There are short, informational sidebars throughout, along with drawings and photographs. This particular edition of the book also has library binding, which helps the book last longer.
This book would be particularly useful in the educational setting, whether home or school. I would most highly recommend that students read this for any elementary level report on the Liberty Bell. It could also be useful to supplement any study of American history.
Sonya Haskins, author of Homeschooling for the Rest of Us: How Your One-of-a-Kind Family Can Make Homeschooling and Real Life Work (Bethany House, 2010)