Naming Liberty

Title

Naming Liberty

Authors

Jane Yolen

Illustrator

Jim Burke

Publisher

Philomel Books

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780399242502

Pages

32 pages

Genre

historical

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In parallel stories, a Ukrainian Jewish family prepares to immigrate to the United States in the late 1800s, and Frederic Auguste Bartholdi designs, raises funds for, and builds the Statue of Liberty in honor of the United States' centennial.

Grade Level

K-3

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Poverty; Immigrants and refugees; financial hardship; immigrant family; immigrant children; immigrant parents; relocation; resettlement

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White (Ukrainian)

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Storytelling World Resource Award, 2009, Honor Book, Stories for Adolescent Listeners
Sydney Taylor Book Award, 2009, Silver, Younger Reader
Children's Catalog Supplement to Nineteenth Edition, 2009

Keywords

liberty; hope; greenhorn; train; boat; Statue of Liberty; freedom; name change; Yiddish; farm animals; adjustment; cigars; new job; new home; excitement; Egypt; Paris; new life

Diversity Impact

direct

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