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Little Miss History Travels to the Statue of Liberty by Barbara Ann Mojica is extremely special. Barbara is a good friend to this website and I’m so honored and thrilled to share her latest release here. I learned so many things about the Statue of Liberty that I didn’t know before. Let’s journey into the pages of this really fun read.
Even as a student who has gone through a year of Advanced Placement American History I learned all sort of interesting factoids while reading this book. For instance, I did not know that the rays on her headband represented the seven continents. I thought that only Laboulaye worked on the Statue, not three other Frenchmen AND an American. What I’m wondering is how they took the statue apart?
That seems like a miraculous deed. This fun story provides interesting facts that delve deeper into the history of our Lady Liberty. Not only are the illustrations beautiful and creative, but they also incorporate actual images of the places discussed. She even includes Anna Lazarus’s poem displayed at the base of the Statue of Liberty.
- The French made two smaller replicas of the statue; one in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris and the other on an island in the Seine river. They look toward the Atlantic Ocean, towards their big sister. There is a third replica in the hometown of Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, Colmar as well.
Something to Do
Headband and Torch Craft from Buggy and Buddy:
Visit the Torch Cam: Live Streaming from the Torch
Stamps and Coins from StatueofLiberty.org
The American Immigrant Wall of Honor at Ellis Island, the largest Wall of names in the world, pays tribute to America’s rich cultural heritage, celebrating American immigration from its earliest beginnings right up to present day.
Learn about the Peopling of America at EllisIsland.org
Lady Liberty Cupcake from Spoonful:
Great Activities from TheStatueofLiberty.com Website:
Brainpop on the Declaration of Independence:
Do you have a favorite Lady Liberty or Ellis Island memory you’d like to share?