Sunday, October 28, 2012
Book Review - Our White House
First published in hardcover in 2008, Our White House received three starred reviews and a landslide of awards and rave reviews. Readers and reviewers around the country were captivated by the dynamic view of more than 200 years of American history as seen through the White House windows in Our White House. After the 2008 election Our White House was updated with a new poem by Nikki Grimes about President Obama’s inauguration for the paperback edition.
Conceived and co-created by the National Children’s Book and Literary Alliance, Our White House is a treasury of essays, short stories, illustrations, presidential letters, speeches, comics, and personal reflections that was more than eight years in the making, with contributions from over 100 renowned authors and illustrators. Katherine Paterson, Jon Scieszka, Kate DiCamillo, Gregory Maguire, David Macaulay, and Brian Selznick are just a few of the superstars who lent their talents to Our White House. Starting with a 1792 call for designers and continuing through the present day, this anthology is a vital resource for families and classrooms -- and a stirring reminder that the story of the White House is the story of every American.
My Take on the Book
This book brings out so many amazing stories about The White House and the people that lived within it, or spent time within it. I have been working on reading through this book to my daughter and she has been so engrossed in each entry that we have shared together. My daughter has shown an interest in the office of the President of the United States and the people that have held this in the past, so this has been a great addition to her knowledge base. As a father and a person who loves learning about history I want to share this passion with my own daughters. This book was set up nicely for children and parents alike, and was a great book to light a fire under all who read to make them want to learn even more about their country's history!
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