a heart, a country
seems indestructible, yet
words wound deeply: heal
broken by Angie Quantrell
photo by Angie Quantrell, Yakima Valley
What is An American?
Written by Matt Scott
Art by Ana Sebastian
Mascot Books, 2020
What perfect timing for What is An American? by Matt Scott! After all, it is an election year and it’s bound to be spicy. To say the least. Thank you, Mascot Books, for sending a review copy of this patriotic book.
While What is An American? is not what I first expected, it is a picture book about the American dream, one of the foundations of being an American. It’s about being a dreamer, a believer, a keeper of others-potential with every breath.
Freedom, liberty, and justice for all. All.
What is An American? made me reflect on what it means to be to be an American.
Starting with young children, Matt Scott encourages readers to fuel up, dream big, and follow their dreams. A self-help book of sorts, What is An American? challenges readers to believe and reach for the stars, since Americans are free to follow their dreams.
What I Liked About This Book:
~ the exploration of the American dream
~ the reminders of our task of caring for the American dream, keeping it strong, and caring for America for ourselves and future generations
~ the nod of thanks for those who have established and preserve our freedoms
~ the patriotic theme and feel of the book
~ how the book helps readers see that they can dream; the “I can” mentality
~ the way this book will open discussions about what it is to be an American and what that means (past, present, and future)
~ colorful, patriotic illustrations
What is the American Dream?
It all starts with YOU… Saying and knowing and practicing discovered truths to life… no matter who you are, or where you are…
America was created to allow for these truths in Freedom and Liberty and Justice, for ALL!
It s time to teach what this means again.
In memory of those who have served our country, and fallen.
For those who have served, but returned home and have since gone to their eternal rest.
Stories told, remembrances shared, appreciation given, love passed on.
For loved ones still alive in our memories, photo albums, portraits, and hearts.
The torch is still being relayed.
From the bottom of our hearts and freedom-filled lives, we thank you.
There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
John 15:13 NLT
Bill, Kenneth, Bill, Buster, Ray, Eddie, Larry, Keith, . . .
In memory of your loved ones, please add the names of service men and women who have passed away. For Memorial Day.