A few days after our trip, we visited the library and borrowed these two books:
- The National Anthem, by Elaine Landau - A wealth of fascinating facts about "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key's words.
- You're a Grand Old Flag, by George M. Cohan, illustrations by Warren Kimble - Though I definitely wanted the children to learn this song, I picked up the book for the folk art illustrations by Kimble. His work is a fabulous example of American folk art. In this book, each of the illustrations includes either a flag or a star or stripe pattern. The last pages include notes about the song and the flag.