It’s back-to-school season and this month’s Books To Live By selection highlights the astonishing truth behind a well-loved history lesson.
This fall, I invite you to explore how one of the most famous and cherished American icons came to be. It’s Lady Liberty as you’ve never known her!
Our September selection is….
Liberty’s Torch: The Great Adventure to Build The Statue of Liberty by Elizabeth Mitchell.
Before I share a sneak peek of this enchanting book, I have a little quiz.
True or False:
- The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French.
- The face of this beloved sculpture is of a woman.
- The Statue of Liberty was created to stand as a symbol for freedom.
If you answered true to any of the above, you (and me too!) have been misinformed!
From extensive research and original letters, author Elizabeth Mitchell has pieced together one of history’s most overlooked entrepreneurial success stories, allowing her also to refute the blindly accepted explanation of how the Statue of Liberty made her way to America.
This book takes you back to the 1800s where you follow the dreams and determination of a young French sculptor, inventor and entrepreneur Frederic Auguste Bartholdi who stopped at nothing to see his vision through.
He needed commissions and had a dream to build the world’s largest sculpture at the headwaters of the Nile River. When Egypt turned down his project idea, he set his sights on America.
Liberty’s Torch reads far more like an adventure than a history lesson. It will leave you marveling at how our beloved Statue of Liberty came to be!
A great read and lesson for your entire family, especially if you have school-aged kids, I strongly recommend Liberty’s Torch!
With lots of love ~