Sav­ing Lady Lib­er­ty: Joseph Pulitzer’s Fight for the Stat­ue of Liberty by Clau­dia Frid­dell

Sav­ing Lady Lib­er­ty: Joseph Pulitzer’s Fight for the Stat­ue of Liberty by Clau­dia Frid­dell

Illus­tra­tor: Sta­cy Innerst

Here is the story of how the Statue of Liberty got its pedestal when Joseph Pulitzer, a Jewish immigrant and famous newsman, created one of the first American crowdfunding campaigns to raise money for it.

When Joseph Pulitzer first saw the Statue of Liberty’s head in Paris, he shared sculptor Auguste Bartholdi’s dream of seeing France’s gift of friendship stand in the New York harbor. Pulitzer loved words, and the word he loved best was liberty. Frustrated that many, especially wealthy New Yorkers, were not interested in paying for the statue’s needed pedestal, Pulitzer used his newspaper, the New York World, to call on all Americans to contribute. Claudia Friddell’s text and Stacy Innerst’s illustrations capture this inspiring story of how one immigrant brought together young and old, rich and poor, to raise funds for the completion of a treasured national monument.

Year first published: 2020

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