Nomination: For Spacious Skies: Katharine Lee Bates and the Inspiration for “America the Beautiful”

Churnin, Nancy. For Spacious Skies: Katharine Lee Bates and the Inspiration for “America the Beautiful”. Illus. by Olga Baumert. 2020. 32p. Albert Whitman & Co, $16.99 (9780807525302). K-Gr. 2.

Inspired by the beauty of the country during a long trip, Katheine Lee Bates wrote the poem that would become “America the Beautiful”. 

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