In this celebration of what ties America together, My Beautiful America pairs the lyrics of Katharine Lee Bates’s “America the Beautiful” with fun, modern illustrations to make a must-have for little patriots! A fuzzy touch-and-feel finger trail weaves throughout the illustrations of soldiers, farmers, and cities to remind children and grownups of the thread that ties us all together. A stunning, heartfelt presentation for all patriotic families—from sea to shining sea!
Katie Melrose is an Orange County–based illustrator and designer. She started drawing the moment she could hold a pencil and ended her education at California State University of Fullerton with a BFA in illustration and an emphasis in graphic design. On top of her illustration work, she co-owns a quirky pin and greeting card business. When she does have free time, you can usually find her messing around on her 35mm camera, weaving at her loom, or backpacking across her home state, California.