Claire Rudolf Murphy is a long-time history buff who loves to write stories from the viewpoint of outsiders in American history. She is the author of My Country, 'Tis of Thee and has written fifteen award-wining books for young readers. She currently teaches at Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children program.
My Country, 'Tis of Thee
Claire Rudolf Murphy; Illustrations by Bryan Collier
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
More than any other, one song traces America's history of patriotism and protest.
Everyone knows the words to "My Country, 'Tis of Thee." What most don't realize is that this iconic song has...