Flags Over America

A Star-Spangled Story

Every flag tells a story. Whether it’s a scrap of cloth tied to a stick or an elaborate banner, people have used flags to announce themselves, identify their lands, and display their beliefs. Award-winning author and illustrator Cheryl Harness brings to life a picture book history of flags focusing on the United States’ revolutionary beginnings, from liberty poles to the legendary “Star-Spangled Banner” that flew over Fort McHenry in 1814. Includes a glossary of flag terminology and an American flag timeline.

  • 9780807524718
  • March 2015

Other Places to Buy


  • This title is an innovative take on the power and purpose of symbols, replete with early American history and charming details.

    - School Library Journal

  • The full-page and spot illustrations are colorful, detailed, and often dramatic. A brief, upbeat introduction to early American flags.

    - Booklist

  • This book would be a wonderful addition or introduction to a Social Studies unit, as well as a beautifully written story for younger children.

    - Library Media Connection

Common Core

RI.4.1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10 RF.4.3,4,4a,4c L.4.4, 4a,4c,6 W.4.2,2a,2b,2c,2d,2e,4,7,9,9b


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
  • ATOS Level: 6.6