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Title:
The star-spangled banner : the story behind our national anthem
Author:
Sonneborn, Liz.
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Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Chelsea Clubhouse, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Describes the events that led Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner" and discusses the meaning of the song and its importance as the national anthem of the United States.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.1 1.0 75790.
ISBN:
9780791073377
Format :
Book

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Francis Scott Key began writing the national anthem after British troops attacked Fort McHenry in Baltimore in 1814. In the end, the American flag still waved above the fort. FIlled with emotion, Key wrote the first lines of "The Star-Spangled Banner."


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Booklist Review

Reviewed with Liz Sonneborn's The Pledge of Allegiance0 . Gr. 3-5. From the America in Words and Song series, these slender books offer informative, balanced discussions. The history of the pledge is complex. Written by Francis Bellamy in 1892, it was accompanied by a straight-armed salute until World War II, when the similarity to the Nazi salute prompted a change. Sonneborn discusses the wording phrase by phrase and places it within its historical context ( indivisible0 refers to the Civil War). In 1954, the words "under God" were inserted. Star-Spangled Banner0 details the story behind the song and discusses the words' meaning. Congress first debated whether to make this song the national anthem in 1912 (people objected that it was too hard to sing). One of the best qualities of the series is Sonneborn's evenhanded approach, making clear that both the anthem and the pledge have an ongoing history of controversy as well as wide acceptance. With an abundance of color illustrations, including reproductions of photos, prints, and paintings from many eras, the books have an accessible, attractive look. Each ends with a well-designed time line, a glossary, and lists of recommended books and Internet sites. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2004 Booklist


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Francis Scott Key began writing the national anthem after British troops attacked Fort McHenry in Baltimore in 1814. In the end, the American flag still waved above the fort. FIlled with emotion, Key wrote the first lines of The Star-Spangled Banner. Excerpted from The Star-Spangled Banner: The Story Behind Our National Anthem by Liz Sonneborn All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.