Lambert, Nancy R. The Star-Spangled Banner Penguin Young Readers, 2016. $3.99 EARLY READER Content: G.
The American flag has many names, among them is the Star Spangled Banner, but this book explains that about the actual Star Spangled Banner that flew over Fort McHenry. The Star Spangled Banner was as big as a school bus and was made to inspire troops and America against the British. The actual banner is now stored in the Smithsonian institute.
This book is an interesting historical look at this artifact. The story behind the Star Spangled Banner, including the song that was inspired by the banner is simply explained. There are a lot of great pictures that keep the reader’s attention. Each page has 3-5 sentences to read and it is marked as a level 4 early reader, making it work better for 2nd-3rd graders.
EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE. Reviewer, C. Peterson.