This Bridge Will Not Be Gray (Hardcover)
Revised edition with updated back matter
Chronicle Books, 9781452162805, 112pp.
Publication Date: March 13, 2018
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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.
About the Author
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.