Celebrate Independence Day

By Heiligman, Deborah

Publishers Summary:
Strike up the band, pack a picnic, and enjoy the fireworks. Celebrate Independence Day takes a nationwide perspective on the joy of America's biggest party. All the history and culture of Independence Day is here, along with fun facts, an all-American recipe, a locator map for every photo and a complete resource guide. Deborah Heiligman's rich narrative evokes the patriotic flavor of the Fourth—and explains its associations with liberty and democracy. The text also looks at how people from other nations celebrate their independence days, and includes an expert consultant's note.

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ISBN
978-1-42630-074-5
Publisher
National Geographic Children's Books


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2007

K-Gr 3 Lush color photographs show the diversity of the celebrants and bring an immediacy to these observances. Clear, simple texts provide history and background information, descriptions of customs, and basic analyses of each celebration's deeper meaning. The author does not assume uniformity, sensitively noting that some Native Americans mark Ind...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2007

Heiligman captures the festiveness of Independence Day, also reminding readers of its origin and relevance. She uses the inclusive "we," an...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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