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Macmillan Children's Book

My Country, 'Tis of Thee

How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights

Author: Claire Rudolf Murphy; Illustrations by Bryan Collier

My Country, 'Tis of Thee

My Country, 'Tis of Thee

$17.99

About This Book

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...

Page Count
48
On Sale
06/03/2014

Book Details

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 been a beacon of change for hundreds of years. Generations of protesters and civil rights pioneers have created new lyrics, beginning in royalist Britain and continuing through conflicts in colonial times, the American Revolution, the suffragist and labor movements, and the struggles for black and Native American civil rights. With spectacular illustrations by Caldecott Honor–winning artist Bryan Collier, My Country, 'Tis of Thee offers a fascinating insight into the American fight for freedom.

Imprint Publisher

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

ISBN

9780805082265

In The News

“Murphy revisits pivotal moments - social, political, martial, in which the familiar song was co-opted and re-lyricized as a partisan theme song . . . Will indeed be helpful in connecting readers to songs and recordings.” —BCCB

“An intriguing new take on a beloved patriotic song.” —Booklist

“A familiar patriotic song culminates in a hymn to 'Great God Our King'.” —School Library Journal

“This examination of a well-known piece of music and the activism it inspired makes for a fascinating way to explore history.” —Kirkus Reviews

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My Country, 'Tis of Thee

My Country, 'Tis of Thee

$17.99