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Our White House

By National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance (NCBLA)
Illustrated by Various

More than one hundred leading authors and illustrators donate their talents in a creative tour de force that is making history.

Conceived and co-created by the National Children’s Book and Literary Alliance, this outstanding collection of essays, personal accounts, historical fiction, and poetry melds with an equally stunning array of original art to offer a look at America’s history through the prism of the White House. Starting with a 1792 call for designers and continuing through the present day, these highly engaging writings and illustrations, expressing varied viewpoints and interwoven with key historical events, are a vital resource for family and classroom sharing — and a stirring reminder that the story of the White House is the story of every American. Back matter includes source notes, notes on contributor, and an index.

  • Unique bits and pieces (including Jefferson s fascination with fossils and William Henry Harrison s purchase of a national cow) create a browser s dream as readers explore the nooks and crannies of American history - Horn Book (starred review)
  • Feature article: Four Pulitzer Prizes, 28 Newbery Medals or Honors, 28 Caldecott Medals or Honors, and 34 Coretta Scott King Awards or Honor Books. These are among the accolades that have been bestowed on the children s book authors and illustrators who contributed to Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out, an anthology about the residents of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue since 1792. - PW Children s Bookshelf

About the author

The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance is a not-for-profit literacy organization founded in 1997 by Mary Brigid Barrett and composed of award-winning children's authors and illustrators, including M. T. Anderson, Natalie Babbitt, Susan Cooper, Nikki Grimes, Steven Kellogg, David Macaulay, Patricia MacLachlan, Gregory Maguire, Patricia and Fredrick McKissack, Linda Sue Park, and Katherine Paterson.

ISBN: 9780763646097
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Dimensions: 235 x 275mm, 256pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $35.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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