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A 2015 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
Have you ever wondered what it s like to live and work in the most important house in the country, or what it s like to grow up there? Now, with "The White House for Kids" as your guide, you can explore the Executive Mansion for yourself. This intriguing, in-depth history of the White House explains its role as a home, an office, and a powerful symbol of the United States and tells both famous and little-known stories about some of the surprising and sometimes surprisingly ordinary things that go on there. Learn which president hosted T-ball games on the White House lawn; which mischievous first son was scolded for shooting spitballs at a portrait of President Andrew Jackson; which first daughter held her high school prom in the famous mansion; which first lady hung her laundry to dry in the East Room; where first families go to work, entertain, relax, and have fun; how the White House staff feels to see beloved presidential families come and go; and much more. Crosscurricular activities allow readers to walk in the footsteps of presidents and those around them."
  • ISBN13: 9781613744611
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • Pubilcation Year: 2014
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00139
Specifications
FormatPaperback
SeriesFor Kids
Publication DateFebruary 1, 2014
Primary CategoryJuvenile Nonfiction/History - United States/General

The White House for Kids: A History of a Home, Office, and National Symbol

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