Little Miss HISTORY Travels to The Statue of Liberty

Non-Fiction - Travel
38 Pages
Reviewed on 02/20/2014
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Author Biography

Barbara Ann Mojica is a historian and retired educator living in New York State. She holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in History. Barbara spent more than 40 years teaching in NYC and holds New York State teacher certifications in Elementary, Special Education, and Administration. She also served as a Special Education Administrator and principal of a special education preschool for developmentally delayed children. Barbara, although retired from teaching, is staying busy: along with her series of Little Miss History travel books, she writes historical pieces for The Columbia Insider, Pat Fisher and Ed Pollack Editors, under the banner "Passages". Marrying her love of history and teaching, Barbara hopes that her Little Miss History character will inspire children and adults to learn about historical people and visit landmarks such as the one covered in this book.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite

Little Miss History Travels to The Statue of Liberty is Book 2 of the series by Barbara Ann Mojica. This is a delightful and enjoyable educational children's book which introduces children to the history of the Statue of Liberty.

Little Miss History is a young girl who travels far and wide to learn all the facts she can about America and her history. Come and share the amazing story of how the Statue of Liberty came to America! Enjoy the knowledge you will gain about the statue's architects, designers, financial backers, and the location of this amazing historical beauty.

Author Barbara Ann Mojica writes an engaging and easily read, educational children's book. The author skillfully informs readers of the history of the Statue of Liberty by stating facts that include where the statue came from, who designed it, who built it, and also who funded it, what she represents, and that all it took to make the statue what it is today. The author's partnered illustrator Victor Ramon proved brilliant as he portrays vivid, bright, and eye-popping illustrations, allowing readers to gain a full vision of what they are reading.

It is very important that children and adults alike learn the history of America and all that pertains to it. The Statue of Liberty has a significant and important role in every American's life, although most don't even know why. Author Barbara Ann Mojica aims to change that by giving readers a fun, exciting, and entertaining look into America's past. The book is so creatively written with unique and pleasurable illustrations that young readers won't even realize the complete history lesson they experience. Barbara Ann Mojica has created another book to be added to every household, school, and library interested in learning of America's past in an enjoyable way.

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A new series of children's books teaches young learners about the history of famous US landmarks. "Little Miss History Travels to Mount Rushmore", was the first in the series of books using the Little Miss History character as a guide. It won a B.R.A.G. Medallion. The author, Barbara Ann Mojica, has just released the second title about the Statue of Liberty. For full review see

By Diane

Well Barbara Ann Mojica has done it again! This is a well-illustrated factual book. It also has a number of real pictures that are relevant to the story. In this children's book, Little Miss History Travels to the Statue of Liberty. The timeline takes you from the idea of the statue in 1865, right through its development to when it was designated a National Monument in 1924. What I love about this story is that it can be a great asset to children who plan to visit the Statue of Liberty, but it also offers valuable information in its own right. It is an engaging read and gives an interesting insight into a fascinating piece of history.

By Amazon Customer

This is my Granddaughters favorite author. They love all the little miss history books. I love the fact that the author has captured a way for them to learn history! Its a win for me!

By Kindle Customer

In addition to my own experience as a former young reader, I've worked with lots of elementary school kids and parents, and these books are exactly what all of us are looking for. What I love the most is that Mojica's writing is accessible to younger readers without being childish. This book even taught me a few things I didn't know! I hope I see these books in libraries soon, so I can recommend them to my young reader friends.

By IndieBRAG

We are proud to announce that Little Miss History Travels to The Statue of Liberty by Barbara Ann Mojica is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!


Little Miss History TRAVELS to the Statue of Liberty! Another tale of Little Miss HISTORY, a geeky tomboy who loves to travel the world to enlighten herself about Historical places. I have been to the Statue of Liberty and there were many steps to climb. The Little Miss HISTORY series is a colorful way to teach you children about historical and natural places to visit. If traveling, please do buy these books for your children. Filled with facts and adventure. Not to be missed. The artwork is amazing as is the stories in all the three books I've read so far.

By Diane Mae Robinson,Mul

About the Story: Little Miss History is at it again; this time traveling to the Statue of Liberty to explain facts about: who thought of the idea for the Statue of Liberty and when; who designed it; how funding came about; how the statue was shipped to American; when the statue was erected; what the Statue of Liberty symbolizes along with what the different sections of the statue represents.

What I thought: These are absolutely, positively great books! Kids (and adults) will learn history through key facts presented in a fun way by the author. The vivid full-page color illustrations are fantastic, and the black and white photography enhances the reader's experience on the trip to the Statue of Liberty. I still want to know: why didn't we have these kinds of books when I was a kid? History would have been so much fun!

I reviewed Little Miss History goes to Mount Rushmore here: [...]

By Kirsten

I was hooked from page 1. I actually giggled at the first illustration at the girl sitting on the globe. It seemed to capture the message of the book perfectly- the world was hers... and with so many places to visit, or choose to explore, I was pleased she chose The Statue of Liberty.

I love books that can capture you fully... and this one does that. The illustrations were superb, the story straightforward, and the lessons, memorable. As an adult I learned a thing or two, and my children now know a lot more about how she was built, and her importance.

5 Stars... informative, fun, and engaging for the kids.

By Books that Sow Charact

Author, Barbara Ann Mojica, as done it again! I thoroughly enjoyed this book just as I did the book in her first series.

Yes, I'm still following Little Miss History. Now, she's taken me to The Statute of Liberty and giving me details I hadn't known about "Lady Liberty" before. I found it most intriguing to learn about what the statute is made of, and how it was imported to its final destination.

Again, the illustrations brought added richness to the story. I especially like the page illustration where it reads: "The French and Americans decided to share the cost of building the Statue of Liberty. The French would build the statue, the Americans the pedestal, but they both had trouble funding the project." I chuckled at this illustration. Like the other pages of this book, this page is appropriately illustrated allowing children to relate to how sometimes financial shortcomings makes us “miss the mark” of entities/effects we strive for, or desire to have happen.

Mojica is an excellent story teller as she uses factual historical data making it amusing for the readers learning.
I’ll be certain to read future stories. It appears that the next stop is Sequoia National Park, so come along and read Mojica’s stories with us. You’ll be sure to enjoy them.

By Judith Addington

Barbara's book (in a series of books) is captivating, fun and clever with wonderful illustrations, as she captures the history of a place ... the what, where, when, and why of historical places and little known facts. I love Barbara's books -- they are treasures to be unwrapped and gifts to be opened and read for kids and adults alike!

Judith Addington, Author, The Big Little Book on Destiny

By Bonnie Ferrante

Format: Paperback

Little Miss History Travels to the Statue of Liberty is another hit for Barbara Ann Mojica. Her illustrations are true gems. My favorite page showed Uncle Sam and "la mère Patrie" looking into their empty wallets, their faces filled with expression. The book traces the Statue of Liberty from its conception to its complex completion, discusses its symbolism and its importance to Americans. Using a mixture of old photographs and new drawings, Mojica, who is also the illustrator, compliments the information perfectly. Children aged seven and up, and adults as well, will learn from and enjoy this book. Highly recommended.

Bonnie Ferrante
Retired teacher. Author of "Too Quiet, Too Noisy" and "The Amida Tree".

By JpP

Little Miss History educates, as she travels to the world and beyond and today she shares with us the history of the beautiful and historic, Statue of Liberty with poetic verses as she informs us the history and the great architects, planning to raise money to build it and to bring it to the states! I really enjoy learning about history in this great series of books that capture the attention through great illustrations and accurate facts! These books written by Barbara Ann Mojica are well written and should be in every history class to help kids learn more about history and our great nation that has such amazing landmarks!!

By Renee@MotherDaughterBo

My daughter (10) and I (the Mom) reviewed this book for Mother Daughter Book Reviews. She gave the book 4 stars and I give it 5 stars. Here are some of our thoughts:


This book about a girl named "Little Miss History" who travels all over the world to share the history about some landmarks in the United States of America. In this book, she visits the Statue of Liberty. The pictures in the book were cool because there were life action parts and cartoon parts. In one picture Little Miss History's eyes are creepy because her sunglasses are red and her eyes are bright green. I liked how it showed the Statue of Liberty from different perspectives. In some pictures it was the bottom, in some it was the top, and in some of the last ones it was just the torch. I thought it was interesting that under the green patina of the statue there is copper and it's two pennies thick. It was also interesting that her crown had seven spikes that represented the seven continents. I didn't like how there was no information about how tall she was because I wanted to know. I thought the book was good. It has interesting facts and pictures in it. I think girls about 5 to 10 years old and boys 5 to 8 (but not older) would like it.


My Bottom Line:

Little Miss History Travels to the Statue of Liberty is an excellent non-fiction picture book that is very kid-friendly, has high educational value, and is visually interesting. I can see this book being used by teachers or school librarians in educational settings across the United States. Ages 4+

* This book was provided to us by the author free-of-charge in exchange for our honest review.*

By Jenn

I was amazed on how my two daughters took to this book. They loved the facts and the illustrations. I would suggest this to anyone with little ones.

By Kitty Muse Book Review

Once again, Ms. Mojica has produced a bona fide winner. The only good descriptive I can come up with for this book is "amazing". And I don't mean the over-used meaning of the word. I was totally blown away by what I didn't know about the Statue of Liberty.

This story is not just for kids. The one who reads the book and the one who hears the narrative will both benefit from the telling.

I loved the drawings--once again, they were absolutely perfect. Miss History, with a rope slung over her shoulder, ready for adventure; the representative pictures of France and the US, wallets empty; the children's donations, sacrificed in lieu of seeing the circus--so wonderful! This is a book that is not to be missed. It is both entertaining and informative, a characteristic that differentiates the good books from the great ones.

Fantastic job. Ms. Mojica! I can hardly wait to see the next one: Sequoia National Park

By History Dad

My favorite subject in school was History so I am trying to instill that love in my daughter. This book is not only informational, but its a fun way to introduce kids to History. The pictures, both drawn and photographs add a nice element to the book and makes it enjoyable to read for the kids (and the parents). This is a great way to prepare a family for a trip to the Statue of Liberty or even for a field trip there. Our family is looking forward to the next book in this series.

By Mom of 3 girls

This is such a great book for kids. As a mom of three, I'm always looking for books for the bookshelf for the girls to grow into and this one has made it. This non-fiction book blends just the right amount of facts with a storyline to keep kids interested. I also love the illustrations mixed with actual photographs detailing the history of the Statue of Liberty and also what was going on in the United States at that time. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to teach their kids about historical monuments in the US. This book works great as a bedtime story for us too!


Format: Paperback

Once again, Little Miss History takes readers on an exciting voyage through time! On this informative trip, readers will learn about the Statue of Liberty, one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Little Miss History Travels to the Statue of Liberty is the second children's book in the series of Little Miss History by Barbara Ann Mojica. What a wonderful book for children, parents, and teachers, and a pleasure to read!

Filled with excitement and valuable facts about the Statue of Liberty, the book takes readers to the 18th century. As they travel to New York, children will discover the meaning and importance of this monument. The facts are fascinating and very informative.

Throughout the story, the author wisely engages readers in the history of the Statue of Liberty. Mrs. Mojica includes enthralling information about the purpose, meaning, and significance of this fascinating landmark.

Traveling with Little Miss History through the centuries, readers witness American history. They learn about architects and designers, physical labor, and the financial efforts of the many people who took pride in building this famous landmark.

Little Miss History Travels to the Statue of Liberty is written in very engaging language, easy to read, understand, and remember. Delicate illustrations by Victor Ramon Mojica portray a different dimension of this thrilling story. A beautiful background of the historical figures gives readers a taste of the time when this landmark was built.

As a history lover, I am delighted that history books like Little Miss History Travels to Mount Rushmore and Little Miss History Travels to the Statue of Liberty are written and published. They will help parents and teachers introduce our children to history in a more exciting manner. Another enlightening book for children of any age! The author makes it easy to learn about any historical landmark.

By Diane

Well Barbara Ann Mojica has done it again! This is a well-illustrated factual book. It also has a number of real pictures that are relevant to the story. In this children's book, Little Miss History Travels to the Statue of Liberty. The timeline takes you from the idea of the statue in 1865, right through its development to when it was designated a National Monument in 1924. What I love about this story is that it can be a great asset to children who plan to visit the Statue of Liberty, but it also offers valuable information in its own right. It is an engaging read and gives an interesting insight into a fascinating piece of history.

By CL Murphy

Why, oh, why weren't there history books like this when I was growing up? I disliked reading about history in school. Ms. Mojica's mix of facts and fun are just the right balance in this very informative read. The illustrations are very well done and have a wonderful design balance. The use of both color and black and white photography really add another dimension to each page. Elementary school teachers and librarians should look at this series to help educate our children about the wonders of this country while teaching them about the past. Key information is delivered in an entertaining manner. Families with young children planning a trip to the Statue of Liberty would benefit from sharing this book together before their departure.

By Sarah Mazor

Barbara Ann Mojica's Miss History is off again on her tour of national monuments. In "Little Miss History Travels to the Statue of Liberty" the itinerant heroine takes readers along on her expedition to the famous New York landmark.

Mrs. Mojica's enthralling account of the statue's construction and history includes fascinating details about its origins, its purpose and significance, its architects and designers, and the physical and financial effort its building necessitated. Mrs. Mojica seamlessly interweaves information about prominent historical figures that were involved in making Lady Liberty's part of the American story, among them Joseph Pulitzer and Emma Lazarus. Exquisite illustrations by Mr. Victor Ramon Mojica add yet another dimension to this beautiful creation, an esthetic element that renders this exceptional book a must have.

The first installment of this lovely series, Little Miss History Travels to Mount Rushmore is also highly recommended.

Review written by Sarah Mazor, author of
Positive Affirmations for Little Boys and
Positive Affirmations for Little Girls