Over the summer, I took my latest book on tour to schools and libraries and the feedback from teachers and parents has been overwhelmingly positive. My Country Tis of Thee: How One Song Tells the Story of Civil Rights in America brings together music, history and writing for a cross-disciplinary lesson in civil rights.
“This examination of a well-known piece of music and the activism it inspired makes for a fascinating way to explore history.” – Kirkus Reviews
“An intriguing new take on a beloved patriotic song.” – Booklist
“Murphy revisits pivotal moments – social, political, martial, in which the familiar song was co-opted and re-lyricized as a partisan theme song . . . Will indeed be helpful in connecting readers to songs and recordings.” – BCCB
“So expertly woven together it’ll make your eyes spin, Murphy brings us a meticulously researched, brilliant work of nonfiction elegance. Want to know how to write a picture book work of factual fascinating information for kids? Behold the blueprint right before your eyes.” – Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal
Find out how to order the book, and check out the wonderful submissions to My Country Tis of Thee at ClaireRudolfMurphy.com.