Nomination: Liberty’s Voice: The Story of Emma Lazarus

Silverman, Erica. Liberty’s Voice: The Story of Emma Lazarus. Illus. by Stacey Schuett. 2011. 32 p. Dutton/Penguin, $17.99. 978-0-547037017-0. Gr. 1-3. [mpn]

This picture book biography shares the life of Emma Lazarus who overcame the barriers of her day to become one of the leading poets of the nineteenth century.  Her most famous poem, “The New Colossus,” was engraved on the base of the Statue of Liberty. There is also a biographical note and bibliographic information in the end pages.


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