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 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.
Over 100 children's book authors and illustrators, dignitaries, and past presidents have contributed to this stunning history of America surrounding the White House. In chronological order, flowing through over 200 years of history, stories, poems, pictures, and historical artifacts are collected here. Choice pieces include President Nixon's resignation letter, Steven Kellogg's fantasy of White House dogs gathering together, and a transcript of Tim Russert interviewing Vice President Dick Cheney. With work from Leonard S. Marcus, Meg Cabot, M.T. Anderson, Chris Van Dusen, President Jimmy Carter, and Walter Dean Myers. A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2008.
- Juvenile Nonfiction
- History / United States / General, People + Places / United States / General
- 9-12 years
- September 9, 2008
- September 9, 2008