American Flag Q&A

American Flag Q&A

by Sarah L. Thomson
     
 

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In American Flag Q&A

Check out cool Smithsonian websites and exhibits throughout the book

Meet a Smithsonian Curator

See fabulous close-up photos

Read extremely fun facts about flags

Overview

In American Flag Q&A

Check out cool Smithsonian websites and exhibits throughout the book

Meet a Smithsonian Curator

See fabulous close-up photos

Read extremely fun facts about flags

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060899592
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/20/2008
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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American Flag Q&A

Chapter One

What country do you think of when you see this flag?

When you saw those stars and stripes, one place probably flashed into your mind: the United States of America. The flag is a symbol of our country. When people see it, they are reminded of what this country means to them.

The flag is a symbol because it stands for something. The designs on the flag are symbols too. The thirteen stripes make us think of the thirteen colonies that joined together to form the United States. The fifty stars are for the fifty states in our country today.

Many people call the flag the "Stars and Stripes."

Flags can be symbols of countries, states, clubs, or even ideas. A white flag, for example, means "I surrender." But no matter what they stand for, there are some things that all flags have in common.

American Flag Q&A. Copyright © by Sarah Thomson. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

Meet the Author

Sarah L. Thomson is the author of Stars and Stripes: The Story of the American Flag, a Nebraska Golden Sower Award finalist; all the Wildlife Conservation Society I Can Read Books, including Amazing Tigers!, winner of an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award; and What Lincoln Said, written with "admirable simplicity" (ALA Booklist). Sarah lives in Portland, Maine.

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