37. Journey of the One and Only
Declaration of Independence (Philomel, 2005)
Judith St. George & Will Hillenbrand
Everyone would agree that the one and only Declaration of Independence deserves the best. After all, it’s at the heart of our country. But since it was signed in 1776, the Declaration has had as many ups and downs as the United States itself.
It has been rolled up, copied and hidden away, and carried by horseback, sailing vessel, mail truck, railroad car and military tank. After being front and center of a new nation, it has escaped two British invasions and survived for more than two centuries of both peaceful times and devastating wars.
What a journey! And it remains proudly the one and only Declaration of Independence.
“This well-researched, readable, and well-illustrated book belongs on the shelves of all public and school libraries. It's a wonderful way to learn history.”
Starred Review, School Library Journal
“Hillenbrand's… mixed-media artwork fluidly captures a variety of moods, from innocent-looking children to important historical figures, contributing mightily to this entertaining history lesson.”