Between 1921 and 1955, Italian immigrant Simon Rodia transformed broken glass, seashells, pottery, and a dream to "do something big" into a U.S. National Landmark. Readers watch the towers rise from his little plot of land in Watts, California, through the eyes of a fictional girl as she grows and raises her own children. Chronicled in stunningly detailed collage that mimics Rodia's found-object art, this thirty-four-year journey becomes a mesmerizing testament to perseverance and possibility. A final, innovative "build-your-own-tower" activity makes this multicultural, intergenerational tribute a classroom natural and a perfect gift-sure to encourage kids to follow their own big dreams.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Sold by:||Penguin Group|
|Lexile:||AD830L (what's this?)|
|File size:||45 MB|
|Note:||This product may take a few minutes to download.|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
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