Wonderfully spare, deceptively simple verses pair with richly evocative paintings to celebrate the iconic imagery of our nation, beginning with the American flag. Each spread, sumptuously illustrated by award-winning artist Kadir Nelson, depicts a stirring tableau, from the view of the Statue of Library at Ellis Island to civil rights marchers shoulder to shoulder, to a spacecraft at Cape Canaveral blasting off. This book is an ode to America then and now, from sea to shining sea.
* "Many readers will feel that this book looks like the America they know." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "Though ostensibly a picture book for younger children, this has the ability to reach a much broader audience, and spark discussion of hopes and fears. It’s hard to imagine a book better suited to this time." —Booklist, starred review
* "Naberhaus and Nelson give new life to Old Glory for the youngest of readers." —Kirkus, starred review
* "Timely homage to the relationship among America's majesty, its hopefulness and diversity, and its flag." —School Library Journal, starred review