The American flag waves in reverence for many—for the immigrants who came and built a nation with hard work and ingenuity and for all who continue to defend and serve our nation. The verse and artwork resonate with the symbolism that represents the very characteristics of our nation and offers young readers a clear understanding of how one part of our country says so much. The flag represents the freedom, the endurance, and the indomitable courage that makes America the home of the free and brave.
Karen Robbins is an award-winning children's author with more than 300,000 copies of books in print. She grew up in a patriotic family with her father and brother, who served in the U.S.M.C. Karen co-authored the adult book, Flags Across America, and the children's Think! series. She lives in Gig Harbor, Washington where she writes, crafts, and designs books and toys for children. Jeff James has over a decade of experience illustrating, producing award-winning packaging, and designing exhibits for retail and museum displays. In 2009, after moving to Seattle, he earned recognition from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles. He lives near New York City with his wife and daughter.