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WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE TWENTY-ONE STEPS:

"The fallen who have died nameless deserve the very best. This is it. Impeccably honors its subject."   —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Gottesfeld’s poetic text is in the voice of the first Unknown Soldier. This book is a gorgeous and reverent tribute both to veterans and to the Tomb Guards."       —The Horn Book (starred review)

"The respectful personalization of the unknown soldier and the specificity of the ritual that is now witnessed by Arlington visitors are a potent draw for primary to middle grade audience."     
                               
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books


"This book’s message of selflessness is as clear as the click of the metal-studded heels of sentinels walking their appointed steps."       —School Library Journal