“A blue-ribbon choice for family sharing”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for Our White House
An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book
An International Reading Association Teachers’ Choice
A National Council for the Social Studies Notable Trade
Book for Young People
A National Endowment for the Humanities We the People
“Explore the nooks and crannies of American history. . . .
A browser’s dream.”
— The Horn Book (starred review)
“Inspired. . . . Dazzling. . . . Entertaining.”
— School Library Journal (starred review)
“If you don’t find one of your favorite writers in this book,
we’ll be surprised.”
— The Washington Post
“If books were measured like elections, this would win
in a landslide.”
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.
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. For more information about the NCBLA's goals and activities, visit www.NCBLA.org.