By Isabella Biedenharn
December 16, 2016 at 04:31 PM EST

America’s wide-ranging diversity is illustrated beautifully in author Sarvinder Naberhaus and Caldecott-honor winning artist Kadir Nelson’s new picture book, Blue Sky White Stars. 

Pairing resonant paintings with sparse, thought-provoking verses, Blue Sky White Stars celebrates the country’s history and icons, spanning from the Statue of Liberty to civil rights marchers to space travel. In advance of the book’s June 13, 2017 publication, EW is excited to reveal the cover and two lovely interior pages, featuring a veteran snacking on Cracker Jacks, and a warmly wrinkled Abraham Lincoln, below: