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.


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.


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.

Type of Book:
This is an illustrated history of the President's house.
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!

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, History - US, Short Stories, Anthology, Civics
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