Our Statue of Liberty


COBBLESTONE Magazine April 2024. France’s monumental gift of friendship to the United States has become an international symbol of freedom. That’s right: we’re talking about the Statue of Liberty! This issue of COBBLESTONE is the next best thing to being there!

Explore the amazing size and scale of the Statue of Liberty, both in physical statue and symbolic meaning. (Did you know that one of its toes is about as long as a grown adult is tall?)  Follow the amazing process of how the statue was built, from its massive foundation pedestal to its scaffolding skeleton and copper ‘skin!’ See how it was transported in pieces from France to America, then read the meaningful poem by Emma Lazarus in the statue’s honor.


The Statue of Liberty isn’t the only famous gift from another country. Whether iconic symbols like DC’s cherry blossom trees and giant pandas to quirky diplomatic gifts like Australia granting ‘crocodile insurance’ to President Obama, gifts from friendly nations make a big impact on our society. This issue of COBBLESTONE is like a big ‘thank you’ card for a big, big present!


Enjoy features including: 

·         A French Idea by Elizabeth Howard

·         Skin and Bones by Sylvia C. Montrone and Andrew Matthews

·         A Massive Foundation by Andrew Matthews

·         Traveling Pieces by Gloria W. Lannom and Mark Clemens

·         Emma’s Ode by Will Bremen

·         Happy Birthday, Liberty! by Elizabeth Howard

·         Exchanging Gifts by Meg Chorlian

·         Thanks for the Gift! By Ebenezer and Colonel Crow

Regular features of COBBLESTONE Magazine include: Getting Started, Did You Know, In Other News, Going Global, Say What?, Freeze Frame, Your Letters, Dr. D’s Mystery Hero, Spotlight On…, Just for Fun, Creature Feature, and a crossword puzzle.