Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty by Linda Glaser

Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty by Linda Glaser

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Young readers 3 to 10 years

Illustrated by Claire A. Nivola

In 1883, Emma Lazarus, deeply moved by an influx of immigrants from eastern Europe, wrote a sonnet that gave a voice to the Statue of Liberty.  Originally a gift from France to celebrate our shared national struggles for liberty, the statue, thanks to Emma's poem, came to define us as a nation that welcomes immigrants. The text of that now famous poem, "The New Colossus," appears in this free-verse biography, illustrated in an exquisite folk art style. 

Paperback book 2013

HMH Books for Young Readers