Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty by Linda GlaserEmma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty by Linda Glaser

Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty

byLinda GlaserIllustratorClaire A. Nivola

Paperback | September 10, 2013

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"A worthwhile addition for most collections."&nbsp- School Library Journal "Give me your tired,&nbspyour 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&nbspgave&nbspa voice to the Statue of Liberty.&nbsp Originally a gift from France to celebrate our shared national struggles for liberty, the statue, thanks to Emma's poem,&nbspcame to&nbspdefine us as a nation that welcomes&nbspimmigrants.&nbspThe&nbsptext of that&nbspnow famous poem,&nbsp"The New Colossus," appears in this free-verse biography, illustrated in an exquisite&nbspfolk art style.&nbsp"The New Colossus" is a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Poetry).
Linda Glaser is the author of several picture books and an immigrant novel for children, Bridge to America. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota. Visit her website at www.lindaglaserauthor.com.   Claire Nivola is the author and illustrator of Planting the Trees of Kenya.  She lives in Newton, Massachusetts. 
Title:Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of LibertyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 7.75 × 0.1 inPublished:September 10, 2013Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544105087

ISBN - 13:9780544105089


Editorial Reviews

Jane Addams Children's Book Award 2011Junior Library Guild SelectionNivola's rectilinear compositions and poses, her generalized figures, and her bright, limited palette recall Barbara Cooney's period scenes, capturing New York City's opulent upper crust and the indigent yet dignified newcomers with equal skill. An excellent introduction to both Lady Liberty and the poem." - Horn Book, starred review "The art and words are moving in this picture book, which pairs free verse with detailed, fullpage paintings in watercolor, ink, and gouache to tell the history behind Lazarus' famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty." - Booklist "A gentle tribute to Emma Lazarus, very much in the style of Barbara Cooney's Eleanor (Viking, 1996)? The pictures, with their slight folk-art feel, capture both the time and action of the story, while the text illuminates the woman. An author's note and the full text of the poem complete the book. A worthwhile addition for most collections." - School Library Journal "Nivola's watercolor-and-gouache paintings are rich in color and detail, showing the elegant streets and homes of 19th-century New York City as well as its settlement houses. Line, pattern and a sense of place give young readers a rich vision of the "golden door" by which "your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free" came to this country. Nicely done, enabling even young children to see how the poem and the statue came together." - Kirkus "