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Exploring the White House: Inside America's Most Famous Home



by
Kate Andersen Brower

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCo
Imprint
Quill Tree
ISBN
9780062906410
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#1 New York Times bestselling adult author Kate Andersen Brower sheds a fascinating light on the most famous house in America and all who’ve worked in it in this engaging book for middle grade readers.

Have you ever wondered what exactly goes on inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Sure, the president of the United States lives and works here, but do you know who takes care of this historic house? It’s not an easy task, especially when there are important state events and foreign dignitaries—in addition to presidential pets, mischievous children, and even a ghost or two. No one knows the amount of hard work required better than the nation’s first ladies, who play important roles inside the White House. They, along with the nearly one hundred Residence staff members, keep it all running smoothly.White House time line. Discussion questions. List of  Presidents and First Ladies. Selected bibliography. Recommended reading. Chapter notes. Maps. Black-and-white photographs.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

240

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

975.3

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Mar 2021

Book Genres


Topics

White House. Washington, DC. Buildings and structures. Presidents. White House staff. Household employees. Social life and customs. Presidents’ spouses. Children of presidents. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3-7–Brower offers an introduction to the White House for young readers. The text covers a lot of ground, including the duties of White House staff, the architecture, and the general history of the building. Chapters detail moving day, dining, growing up in the White House, pets, and White House ghosts. Fun facts, photographs, anecdotes from staff and residents, and entertaining lists such as “Favorite Foods of Some of the Presidents” are sprinkled throughout. Readers will be surprised to learn new things. In the chapter “Understanding the Past: Race and the White House,” Brower states, “the White House—like the nation it represents—has always had a complicated relationship with race.” This chapter focuses on the history of race and racism in the White House and the United States, but it leaves no room for conversation about race relations in our country today. A selected bibliography, discussion questions, and further reading are ­included. VERDICT This book is sure to intrigue many older elementary and middle school students. Purchase where historical and political nonfiction circulates well.–Katharine Gatcomb, ­Portsmouth P.L., NH

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3-7–Brower offers an introduction to the White House for young readers. The text covers a lot of ground, including the duties of White House staff, the architecture, and the general history of the building. Chapters detail moving day, dining, growing up in the White House, pets, and White House ghosts. Fun facts, photographs, anecdotes from staff and residents, and entertaining lists such as “Favorite Foods of Some of the Presidents” are sprinkled throughout. Readers will be surprised to learn new things. In the chapter “Understanding the Past: Race and the White House,” Brower states, “the White House—like the nation it represents—has always had a complicated relationship with race.” This chapter focuses on the history of race and racism in the White House and the United States, but it leaves no room for conversation about race relations in our country today. A selected bibliography, discussion questions, and further reading are ­included. VERDICT This book is sure to intrigue many older elementary and middle school students. Purchase where historical and political nonfiction circulates well.–Katharine Gatcomb, ­Portsmouth P.L., NH

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