Karen s. Robbins, illustrated by j. James. early readers: ages 5–8. 11" x 8 1/4 x .472". The american flag waves in reverence for many—for the immigrants who came and built a nation with hard work and ingenuity and for all who continue to defend and serve our nation. The verse and artwork resonate with the symbolism that represents the very characteristics of our nation and offers young readers a clear understanding of how one part of our country says so much.