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This Bridge Will Not Be Gray

By Dave Eggers and Tucker Nichols
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Publisher Description

A “witty [and] compelling” true story for kids about San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge—and why it’s orange—by the New York Times–bestselling author! (Fast Company).

In this delightfully original nonfiction book, National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist Dave Eggers tackles one of the most famous architectural monuments in the world: the Golden Gate Bridge—and all the arguments and debates about building it and what it should look like. Cut-paper illustrations by Tucker Nichols enliven the tale, and this revised edition also includes real-life letters from local constituents making the case for keeping the bridge orange.

With sly humor and lots of fascinating historical facts, this is an accessible, enjoyable read for kids (or adults), transporting readers to the glorious Golden Gate no matter where they live.

“Eggers’s featherlight humor provides laughs throughout.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review).

“A love letter to infrastructure.” —The New York Times

“A story compelling enough to keep adults interested as they read it (and re-read it and re-read it) each night at bedtime.” —Fast Company

About Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is the author of many books and is the cofounder of Voice of Witness, an oral-history series focused on human rights; 826 National, a network of writing and tutoring centers; and ScholarMatch, which connects donors and under-resourced students to make college possible. As a longtime resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, he's seen the Golden Gate Bridge just about every day for 25 years.

Tucker Nichols is an artist whose work has been featured in many museums, galleries, and publications. He is the coauthor of the children's book Crabtree. He also lives and works near the Golden Gate Bridge.

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