lady liberty is a statue made by the Americans which stands in America on liberty island. she was also holding a book and a torch which lit up the sky actually the lady liberty was made by the french and it was given to the united states as a gift, they had to ship the whole statue by pieces.
No, she is holding a torch. My name is Liberty btw Hope this helped Libby xx NEW EDIT No. The book that Liberty holds in her left hand says July IV, MDCCLXXVI. This is the Roman Number for the date of American Independence.
Although the left hand of the Statue seems to be holding a book, the object is a tablet; a single page. It reads "JULY IV MDCCLLXVI," the date that America's Declaration of Independence was adopted. A photo of the tablet is at http://www.endex.com/gf/buildings/liberty/solgallery/solgallery.htm