My Country 'Tis of Thee
My Country 'Tis of Thee
My Country 'Tis of Thee
My Country 'Tis of Thee
My Country 'Tis of Thee
My Country 'Tis of Thee
My Country 'Tis of Thee

My Country 'Tis of Thee

  • By Claire Rudolf Murphy
  • Illustrated by Bryan Collier
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Ages: 7-10
  • Grades: 2-5
  • In this interesting and surprising book, Claire Rudolf Murphy explores the evolution of the much-loved, patriotic song we also know as America. With its current lyrics so well known, most people are unaware that the song has heralded change over hundreds of years. Sharing its melody with Britain’s national anthem, My Country 'Tis of Thee has seen many rewrites over history; through colonial times, the American Revolution, the suffragist and labor movements and civil rights struggles. A fascinating book for young and not so young, it is wonderfully illustrated.