An inspiring tribute to the beauty and meaning of the American flag, a symbol of America's history and people, illustrated by New York Times bestselling and Caldecott-honor winning artist Kadir Nelson--now available with text in Spanish and English.
Wonderfully spare, deceptively simple verses pair with richly evocative paintings to celebrate the iconic imagery of our nation, beginning with the American flag. Each spread, sumptuously illustrated by award-winning artist Kadir Nelson, depicts a stirring tableau, from the view of the Statue of Library at Ellis Island to civil rights marchers shoulder to shoulder, to a spacecraft at Cape Canaveral blasting off. This book is an ode to America then and now, from sea to shining sea, and is now accessible to a much larger audience in this bilingual edition.
Sarvinder Naberhaus is the author of Boom Boom
and the forthcoming Lines
. She was born in India and grew up in the heartland. The American flag provided the inspiration for the imagery in Blue Sky White Stars
. She lives in Iowa with her family.
Kadir Nelson is an acclaimed artist and the illustrator of several New York Times
bestselling picture books, including his authorial debut We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
, which won a Coretta Scott King Award and a Sibert Medal. Kadir has received three additional Coretta Scott King Awards and five Coretta Scott King honors. He has also received two Caldecott Honors, for Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad
and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
, and has twice received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.