Long May She Wave

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

Illustrated by Holly Berry
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About The Book

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?

About The Author

Photography by Rusty Fulton

Nonfiction picture book author Kristen Fulton calls central Florida home. But, she spends the majority of the year traveling across America. She visits every museum and history center that she can find along her journey. Wafting through dusty artifacts, Kristen is always on the lookout for her next story. Want to learn more about Kristen or when she will be in your area for author events? Visit KristenFulton.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (May 2017)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481460965
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® 770L

Raves and Reviews

“A strong look at women who up took up needle and thread to inspire a town, a man, and ultimately a nation.” 

– Booklist

Awards and Honors

  • CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book

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