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Grove, Tim

Summary: Complemented by historical artwork and photos, an account of the lesser-known history of America's national anthem describes the American flag's design, the important contributions of free black soldiers during the War of 1812, and the intense battle that inspired Francis Scott Key's poem.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.5 GRO

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.

Summary: Relates events of the 1814 Battle of Baltimore as seen through the eyes of twelve-year-old Caroline Pickersgill, who had worked with her family and their servants to sew the enormous flag which waved over Fort McHenry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.52 BAR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 975.2 Bartoletti

Harness, Cheryl

Summary: Explains how flags have been used throughout history to represent cultures, including the colonial era, the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman & Co 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 929.9 HAR

Lambert, Nancy (Nancy R.)

Summary: Tells the story behind the original nineteenth-century national treasure that inspired the poem by Francis Scott Key and the American national anthem, while sharing insights into how the Smithsonian cares for the flag.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR RED LAM

Summary: A documentary film that focuses on the Confederate Battle flag and its impact on the people, politics, and perceptions of South Carolina and beyond. Through firsthand interviews featuring various perspectives and a wealth of historical footage, Downing of a Flag traces the symbol's controversial relationship with the Palmetto State, exploring its true meaning and how an unspeakable tragedy...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV DOW

Pearl, Norman.

Summary: Recounts the story of how Francis Scott Key wrote the poem that became the national anthem of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2007

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.5 Pearl

Troupe, Thomas Kingsley

Summary: With bombs bursting overhead, a tattered flag flying ... Joined by two cartoon flies and their factual narrative infused with kid-friendly fun, readers go above deck with Francis Scott Key and witness the birth of the U.S. national anthem during the War of 1812.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.5 TRO

Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge Pub. 1996

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 929.9 RYA

Bellamy, Francis.

Summary: Divides the Pledge of Allegiance into words and phrases in order to define its meaning.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2002

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 323.6 Martin 2002

Crampton, W. G. (William G.)

Summary: Displays the many shapes, sizes and colors of flags and banners the world over and explores the history, meaning, and uses of different types of flags.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dorling Kindersley 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 929.92 CRA

Duden, Jane.

Summary: Looks at the life of Betsy Ross from her Quaker childhood to her role in the Revolutionary War and her days as an independent businesswoman, examining the legend of the Besty Ross Flag and explaining the importance of its legacy today.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bridgestone Books 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ROS

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB ROSS DUD

Herbert, Victor

Format: notated music

Publisher / Publication Date: Chas. K. Harris 1908

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1 available in Sheet Music, Call number: SHM

Molotsky, Irvin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.52 MOL

Summary: Surveys the history, usage, and etiquette of the American flag. Includes a sing-a-long of the "Star Spangled Banner" and the "Pledge of Allegiance".

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Schlessinger Video Productions 2004

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD J929.9 UNI

Buckley, James

Summary: Born the eighth of seventeen children in Philadelphia, Betsy Ross lived in a time when the American colonies were yearning for independence from British rule. Ross worked as a seamstress and was eager to contribute to the cause, making tents and repairing uniforms when the colonies declared war. By 1779 she was filling cartridges for the Continental Army. Did she sew the first flag? That's up...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ROS

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 921 ROS

Fisher, Michelle Millar

Summary: The remarkable story of how Gilbert Baker and his friends created the iconic Rainbow Flag in 1978. -- amazon.com

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Museum of Modern Art 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306.766 FIS

Haban, Rita D.

Summary: Describes the history and significance of each state flag.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications Co. 1989

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 929.92 HAB

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: C. Potter 1991

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 929.92 EMM

Arnold, Caroline.

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Summary: Discusses the characteristics and habits of zebras and describes the life of a new little zebra at a large open-air wildlife park in New Jersey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Morrow 1987

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Fulton, Kristen

Summary: Discover the story of the girl who sewed the American flag that inspired the lyrics of the National Anthem in this beautifully illustrated celebration of our country’s iconic symbol for freedom. Caroline Pickersgill came from a family of the best flag makers in Baltimore. She and her family proudly stitched the grand flag that gallantly whipped in the wind over Fort McHenry. But when the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 Ful

Hartland, Jessie

Summary: Describes how Mary Pickersgill took on the job of hand-stitching an enormous flag that flew over Baltimores Fort McHenry, which inspired the poem by Francis Scott Key and the American national anthem.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 929.9 HAR

Kulling, Monica.

Summary: Describes the man and the story behind the creation of America's national anthem, profiling Francis Scott Key as a busy and respected political advisor who was inspired to write his famous poem after witnessing the Battle of Fort McHenry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Children's Books 2012

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.5 KUL

Orr, Tamra

Summary: "Introduces young readers to primary sources related to the Star-Spangled Banner"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 929.9 ORR

Prince, April Jones.

Summary: Rhyming text introduces the American flag and some of the patriotic events with which it is associated. Also includes the text of the "Pledge of Allegiance."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2004

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E Pri

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