This Bridge Will Not Be Gray

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Product Number: 161328
Released: Jul 15, 2018
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ISBN: #9781452162805
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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One of Publishers Weekly's Best Picture Books of 2015. The Golden Gate Bridge is the most famous bridge in the world. It is also, not entirely coincidentally, the world's first bright-orange bridge. But it wasn't supposed to be that way. In this book, fellow bridge-lovers Dave Eggers and Tucker Nichols tell the story of how it happened-how a bridge that some people wanted to be red and white, and some people wanted to be yellow and black, and most people wanted simply to be gray, instead became, thanks to the vision and stick-to-itiveness of a few peculiar architects, one of the most memorable man-made objects ever created. Told with irresistible prose, This Bridge Will Not Be Gray is a joyful history lesson in picture-book form-a gorgeously crafted story that teaches us how beauty and inspiration tend to come from the most unexpected places. Sometimes you have to fight for what you believe in, even if it's just a color.

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Author(s): Dave Eggers
Narrator(s): Dion Graham
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Released: Jul 30, 2018
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ISBN: #9781501997945
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Author(s): Dave Eggers
Narrator(s): Dion Graham
Product Number Z14279
Released: Jun 27, 2018
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ISBN: #9781501998010
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Author(s): Dave Eggers
Product Number EB00714985
Released: Mar 13, 2018
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Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
ISBN: #9781452165868
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Author(s): Dave Eggers
Narrator(s): Dion Graham
Product Number 3M1191
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ISBN: #9781980004684
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Dave Eggers
Narrator(s): Dion Graham
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ISBN: #9781980009092
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Author(s): Dave Eggers
Narrator(s): Dion Graham
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ISBN: #9781980009351
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Author(s): Dave Eggers
Product Number 4T1290
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ISBN: #9781980009610

Professional reviews

"Dion Graham's narration elevates this fascinating true story with a message for kids to be bold, courageous, and unique. The audiobook describes the history of the Golden Gate Bridge, including the process of developing and approving its design, transporting its steel across the country, building it, and debating what color to paint it. Eggers's writing is informative but also funny, and this is where Graham's narration shines. No bridge had ever been orange before, and Graham uses different voices to hilariously portray various people's reactions to the bridge--from initial bafflement at its orange color to ultimate support for the color by people who asserted: "This bridge will not be gray!" S.C. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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