Brooklyn Bridge

Written by Lynn Curlee. Published by Simon & Schuster/Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

The book cover of "Brooklyn Bridge" by Lynn Curlee features a view of one of the towers, taken at an angle, showing the bridge deck from below. The Sibert Award seal has been affixed at the upper right corner, under the title.


Elegant paintings, facinating diagrams and compelling prose convey the tortuous creation of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge. Explaining both the drama and the engineering, Brooklyn Bridge captivates readers of all ages by documenting the technical challenge and human perserverance that resulted in a practical structure that serves as a metaphoric victory for civilization. Curlee provides a rich contextual view of the costs and triumphs inherent in the realization of great achievements.

Awards Won

Title Year
Sibert Seal Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
The Sibert Award honors the most distinguished informational book published in English in the preceding year for its significant contribution to children’s literature.
2002 - Honor(s)