This Bridge Will Not Be Gray Book
This Bridge Will Not Be Gray Book
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This Bridge Will Not Be Gray

Written by Dave Eggers and illustrated by Tucker Nichols

Published by Chronicle Books


Publisher's Summary

In this delightfully original take on nonfiction, bestselling author Dave Eggers tackles one of the most famous architectural and natural monuments in the world: the Golden Gate Bridge. Cut-paper illustrations by Tucker Nichols ensures that this book feels like a special object, and the revised edition includes real-life letters from constituents making the case for keeping the bridge orange. The narrative's sly humor makes the topic perfectly accessible for kids enthusiastic about nonfiction. This one-of-a-kind book transports readers to the glorious Golden Gate, no matter where they live.

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  • Age Range: 5-8
  • Pages: 112
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: March 13, 2018
  • ISBN: 1452162808
  • ISBN 13: 978-1452162805
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Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader

This book is unique and delightful! I love the creative approach to non-fiction and the fun and bold cut-paper illustrations. It's lengthy, so I don't often read it aloud straight through with my pre-schooler, but it's especially fun to have a gorgeous book all about the bridge that is such an iconic part of the place we call home!

Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is the author of many books, including Her Right Foot and This Bridge Will Not Be Gray. He 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. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area

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Tucker Nichols

Tucker Nichols is an artist based in Northern California. His work has been featured at the Drawing Center in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Denver Art Museum, Den Frie Museum in Copenhagen, and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. A show of his sculpture, Almost Everything On The Table, will open at the Aldrich Museum in May of 2018. His drawings have been published in McSweeney's, The Thing Quarterly, Nieves Books and the Op-Ed pages of The New York Times. He is co-author of the books, Crabtree (with Jon Nichols) and This Bridge Will Not Be Gray (with Dave Eggers). He is represented by ZieherSmith in New York and Gallery 16 in San Francisco.

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