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Mock Newbery 2018 - Her Right Foot

by Kris Lill | Jan 08, 2018
cover image for her right foot 

Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers with art by Shawn Harris
Chronicle Books, 2017
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Wow. This book might just rank as one of my favorite books of 2017. And…..wait for it…..it’s NONFICTION! That means it’s a book with facts about something real and true.

Now, I know what you might be thinking….BOOOOOORRRRRIIINNNNNGGGG.

But, no. Not this one. This book reads like the author is sitting right next to you, telling you about his visit to the Statue of Liberty….and this really amazing thing that he noticed about her right foot! Have you ever noticed her right foot? Well, neither had I! I thought I knew a lot about the Statue of Liberty, and there were some things mentioned in this book that I already knew, but I also learned some new things and now I want to learn more. And guess what? The author included a nice list of other books about Lady Liberty at the end of this one, so I already have some great choices for further reading.  

Seriously. You should read this book. It’s a quick, fun, and unique read with great illustrations. And I hope the members of the Newbery committee will read it too, and consider it for the award. I think it really deserves it! 

I can't wait to talk about this book at our Mock Newbery discussion which will be held on February 3rd, 2018 at the Main Library in downtown Fort Wayne, IN. Or add your comments below!  We'd love to know what YOU thought of this title.


Each week, beginning the first week of November 2017 through the last week of January 2018, we will be discussing one (or more) of the titles on our 2018 Mock Newbery list. (The complete list of titles we'll be discussing can be found here.)

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  1. Stephen c | Jan 23, 2018
    i like it a lot because it was very well thought of but it is not new berry material    it gives useful information about the statue and some  good reasons  but like some of the books i have been reading the do not tell us as much about the person as the other books did instead it just says facts and facts so i think it might not win but is cuts it pretty close.

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