Review sponsored by Liberty Learning
The Children’s Book Review | November 12, 2016
Written by Liberty’s Legacy
Edited by Alice Sullivan
Illustrated by Daniel Pagan
Age Range: 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Clovercroft Publishing (2016)
What to expect: Patriotism, Civics, Social Studies
Amazed by how the American people came together as a country after the tragedy of September 11, 2001, Kristen Bowden Sharp found her calling as the Super Citizen Program’s “Libby Liberty.” Kristen tours in a big blue bus and, dressed in her role as “Libby Liberty,” she takes to the stage, sings songs and teaches children about freedom and what it means to be American. Libby Liberty: In Search of Super Citizens is a reflection on these lessons. It offers a solid first look at the duties of citizenship.
Using a candid conversational approach, the reader is invited to take the last seat on the big blue bus and road-trip around the United States in search of Super Citizens. The trip begins with a stop at the White House where the President is introduced. Readers then meet scientists at the Smithsonian Museum, America’s Military men and women at the Veteran’s Memorial, farmers, doctors, volunteers at a voting booth, and a teacher at an elementary school. Both men and women of varied ethnicities are represented in these myriad roles, and, most importantly, the reader gets to see him or herself on the final mirrored page to catch a glimpse at another Super Citizen.
The information included in this book, and the ease with which it is presented, make it a useful tool for discovering the important roles of citizens around the country and highlighting that every person has a part to play. The language is clear and concise and lends itself to being read independently or out loud for a group story time lesson—the latter can be easily enhanced by the free downloadable songs from the Libby Liberty website.
For use in the classroom or at home, this picture book is a good resource for showcasing the everyday heroism that surrounds us in our own communities and beyond.
About the Author
Liberty’s Legacy creates all-American learning tools to teach children about their important roles in America’s future. We seek to make learning history, civics, character, financial literacy and career readiness exciting through Libby Liberty! Our immersive learning experiences and products aim to teach students to become responsible, outstanding citizens.
Liberty’s Legacy is a social enterprise whose profits benefit the Liberty Learning Foundation and schools across the country. Proceeds from book sales go directly back into funding the free-for-schools Super Citizen program. We are committed to “Passing the Torch to the Next Generation.”
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