In her left hand she holds a book whose cover reads "JULY IV MDCCLXXVI," the date of America's Declaration of Independence. Under her left foot is a broken chain, symbol of the end of slavery.
The Statue of Liberty pays homage to what is best about America, but it was the idea of two Frenchmen. It took two decades of planning, fundraising, designing, and building for their dream to cross the ocean. Now, 125 years after Liberty was placed on her pedestal in New York Harbor, she continues to inspire people all over the world.
So does her story.
"A historically accurate, brilliant book about a symbol of American freedom."—School Library Journal "The Statue of Liberty's history comes alive."—Booklist.