our white house: looking in, looking out

Summary:

This collection of more than 100 short essays, personal accounts, historical fiction, and poetry is combined with some stunning original art to give the young reader a look at American politics through the portals of the White House. It begins with the call in 1792 for designs for a presidential mansion and continues right up to today.

Educational Themes:

The themes here touch on American politics, presidents, government and history.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 12
Age of child:
Review pending.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. I'd buy this book because if you check it out from the library you won't want to return it!
Parent Reaction

This book is filled with fascinating material about the White House and those who lived there. It should kindle a young person's interest in politics as well as American history.

Pros:

Not only is this a valid research book for any home or school library but just plain fun to read as well. You can read just a few chapters at a time, focus on a particular president or just dive into the whole volume.

Cons:

None.


Title Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out
About
Author National Children's Book and LIteracy Alliance
Publisher Candlewick Press, Walker Books Group © 2008
ISBN 9780763620677
Material Hard Cover
Cost $29.99
Genres Picture Book, US History, Short Stories, Anthology, Civics
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