Hanging Off Jefferson's Nose: Growing Up On Mount Rushmore

Hanging Off Jefferson's Nose: Growing Up On Mount Rushmore

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Reader Personality Type
Dial (May 10, 2012)
  • Character-Building Curriculum
  • Social Studies Curriculum

Lincoln Borglum was a young boy when his father suggested to a group of South Dakota businessmen that he should carve the faces of four presidents into the side of a mountain as an attraction for tourists.

Lincoln Borglum is just a boy when his father, sculptor Gutzon Borglum begins work on Mount Rushmore.  Gutzon dies before the work can be completed and the son continues and completes it.  The book has value in introducing this family and National Monument to young readers, however, a word of caution.  According to the American Indians in Children’s Literature website, there are a number of inconsistencies and stereotypes in the portrayal of the Lakota.

ISBN: 978-0803737310    40 pages  Ages  6-10

Editor's note:  Setting is South Dakota  

40 pages

Recommended by Alice L. Cyphers, Librarian and Reading Specialist, Pennsylvania, USA

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