School Library Journal - School Library JournalK-Gr 2-These three books discuss their respective symbols in very easy-to-read texts. In each title, one or two sentences on the left face a color photograph on the right. Unfortunately, the pictures do not have captions identifying the individuals in them. Still, the targeted audience may not care that in White House, Nancy Reagan is shown dancing with Frank Sinatra or that the photo of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, George Bush, and Ronald Reagan seems to have been taken in front of the Nixon Library. The illustrative choices for Flag are better, but readers may wonder who that astronaut is on the Moon with the American flag. In Liberty, the black-and-white photo of the plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty with the sonnet "The New Colossus" will have no meaning for beginning readers. Most educators have better materials available.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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