Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out Hardcover – September 9, 2008
by Various (Author, Illustrator), N.C.B.L.A. (Creator), David McCullough (Introduction)
Conceived and co-created by the National Children's Book and Literary Alliance, this incomparable collection of essays, personal accounts, historical fiction, and poetry melds with an equally stunning array of original art to offer a multifaceted look at America's history through the prism of the White House. Starting with a 1792 call for designers to plan a presidential mansion and continuing through the present day, OUR WHITE HOUSE takes in everything from the amusing antics of presidents' children and pets to the drama of the White House ablaze and the specter of war; from the role of immigrants, African Americans, and Native Americans to the thoughts and actions of many presidents themselves. These highly engaging writings and illustrations, expressing varied viewpoints and interwoven with key historical events, are a vital resource for family sharing and classroom use — and a stirring reminder that the story of the White House is the story of every American.
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Level: 5 and up
Lexile Measure: 1110L (What's this?)
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Candlewick; y First printing edition (September 9, 2008)