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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
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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Resistance: My Story of Activism (I, Witness)Frantzy Luzincourt and Zainab Nasrati and Zoe Rosenblum and Amanda Uhle and Dave Eggers
Courage: My Story of Persecution (I, Witness)Freshta Tori Jan and Zainab Nasrati and Zoë Ruiz and Amanda Uhle and Dave Eggers
The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás CubasJoaquim Maria Machado de Assis and Flora Thomson-DeVeaux and Flora Thomson-DeVeaux and Dave Eggers and Flora Thomson-DeVeaux
Fight of the CenturyMichael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman and Dave Cole and Viet Thanh Nguyen and Jacqueline woodson and Ann Patchett and Brit Bennett and Steven Okazaki and David Handler and Geraldine Brooks and Yaa Gyasi and Sergio De La Pava and Dave Eggers and Timothy Egan and Li Yiyun and Meg Wolitzer and Hector Tobar and Aleksandar Hemon and Elizabeth Strout and Rabih Alameddine and Moriel Rothman-Zecher and Jonathan Lethem and Salman Rushdie and Lauren Groff and Jennifer Egan and Scott Turow and Morgan Parker and Victor Lavalle and Michael Cunningham and Neil Gaiman and Jesmyn Ward and Moses Sumney and George Saunders and Marlon James and William Finnegan and Anthony Doerr and C.J. Anders and Brenda J. Childs and Andrew Sean Greer and Louise Erdrich and Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
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