Long May She Wave

The True Story of Caroline Pickersgill and Her Star-Spangled Creation

Long May She Wave

Illustrated by: Holly Berry
For Ages: 4 - 8
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 British attacked Baltimore on September 12, 1814, would those broad stripes and bright stars still wave strong? Would America still be free and remain the home of the brave?
  • Margaret K. McElderry Books | 
  • 40 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481460965 | 
  • May 2017 | 
  • Grades P - 3
List Price $17.99
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About the Author

Kristen Fulton
Photography by Rusty Fulton

Kristen Fulton

Kristen Fulton loves traveling. With notebook in hand, she stops at every museum, historical society, and landmark. Kristen considers herself a nonfiction archaeologist, always digging up pieces of lost history covered up by time. While exploring the National Museum of American History, she looked at a piece of fabric. Something so simple, stars and stripes, with pride in her heart and tears in her eyes, Kristen knew she had just discovered her next story. Learn more about Kristen on her website, KristenFulton.com.