Dave Eggers, author of Heroes of the Frontier, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, and The Circle, founder of McSweeney’s and 826 Valencia, and extraordinary illustrator Shawn Harris, invite us to celebrate the publication of Her Right Foot, a fantastic picture book about the Statue of Liberty. Adults and kids, join us for this special event! Dave and Shawn have some fun, interactive plans, starting at 6 p.m. upstairs in our McNally Jackson Cafe. Free.
As Lemony Snicket says: "I want to hold this book in one hand and a torch in the other and stand on an island someplace so everyone can see.”
Jon Scieszka proclaims: "Beautiful, powerful, funny, moving. Eggers and Harris in perfect thoughtful harmony.”
In this fascinating, fun take on nonfiction, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.