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Our White House: Looking in, Looking Out

created by 108 renowned authors and illustrators and The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance ; with an introduction by David McCullough
Format
Book
Published
Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2008.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
ISBN
9780763620677 (hardcover : alk. paper), 076362067X (hardcover : alk. paper)
Summary
More than one hundred leading authors and illustrators donate their talents to a collection of essays, personal accounts, historical fiction, and poetry which looks at America's history through the prism of the White House.
Contents
  • Introduction / by David McCullough
  • Looking in, looking out / by Gregory Maguire. Part I: From the foundation up / illustration by Bagram Ibatoulline
  • The White House first residents / by Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Petra Mathers
  • Testimony of Padraig Tomás Ó 'Deoráin: 1801 / imagined and illustrated by Mary Brigid Barrett
  • Slaves helped build the White House! / by Walter Dean Myers
  • Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826 / by Milton Meltzer
  • White House colonial kitchen gardens / by Stephanie Loer ; illustrated by S.D. Schindler
  • Jefferson's monstrous bones / by Barbara Kerley
  • Bones on the floor / illustrated by Brian Selznick
  • An unusual guest / by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
  • The capital city in 1800 / illustrated by Mike Reagan.
  • Part II: Struggling to stand / illustration by Wendell Minor
  • The White House prepares for war: 1812 / by Ralph Ketcham
  • The burning of the White House / by Susan Cooper
  • Dolley Madison rescues George Washington / written and illustrated by Don Brown
  • The first White House memoir: 1865 / by Paul Jennings ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
  • Another all-American girl / by Meg Cabot
  • From the walls of the White House / by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Robert Byrd
  • Visiting the Great Father / by Joseph Bruchac ; illustrated by Max Grafe
  • Sneaking into Adams field / by Michael Winerip
  • Andy and me / by Marguerite W. Davol ; illustrated by Tom Pohrt
  • The White House cow / by Richard Peck ; illustrated by Barry Root.
  • Part III: annexation and division / illustration by Timothy Basil Ering
  • From American notes / by Charles Dickens ; illustrated by Claire Nivola
  • On looking into dresses worn by the "First Ladies" of the White House (paper doll cut-outs), 1938 / by Nancy Willard ; illustrated with original book cover and paper dolls by Maybelle Mercer
  • Elizabeth Keckly: seamstress to First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, 1861-1865 / by Patricia C. and Fredrick L. McKissack ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
  • High spirits in the Lincoln White House / by Russell Freedman
  • Mary Todd Lincoln speaks of her son's death, 1862 / by Paul B. Janeczko
  • Memoir by Mary Henry: eyewitness to the Civil War in the city of Washington
  • In early April / by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris Sheban.
  • Part IV: One lamp lights another / illustration by Nancy Carpenter
  • Mrs. Cleveland, White House bride / by Jennifer Armstrong
  • Seven from Ohio (for some reason) / written and illustrated by Natalie Babbitt
  • The eyes and ears of the public / by Katherine Paterson ; illustrated by Andréa Wesson
  • Theodore Roosevelt's letters to his children / by Leonard S. Marcus
  • TR's family & friends / illustration by Chris Van Dusen
  • Storming down the stairs / by Albert Marrin
  • Executive order for nature / by Jean Craighead George
  • America's wilderness / illustration by David Slonim
  • William Howard Taft: president, 1909-1913 / by Virginia Euwer Wolff ; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.
  • Part V: With courage and determination / illustration by Emily Arnold McCully
  • Eyewitness to history / by Stephanie S. Tolan
  • Woodrow Wilson's work without end / by Jeannine Atkins ; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
  • Hoover's one term / written and illustrated by Matt Phelan
  • A rainmaker in the White House / by Michael Cooper
  • Portrait of FDR / illustration by Barry Moser
  • The four freedoms: from Franklin D. Roosevelt's address to Congress, January 6, 1941
  • Freedom of speech / illustration by Calef Brown
  • Freedom to worship / illustration by Peter Sís
  • Freedom from want / illustration by Ed Young
  • Freedom from fear / illustration by Stephen Alcorn
  • Hands / by Patricia MacLachlan ; illustrated by P.J. Lynch
  • A perfect image / by Linda Sue Park ; illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch
  • A note for the president / by Jerry Spinelli ; illustrated by Terry Widener
  • The house haunts / by M.T. Anderson ; illustrated by Mark Teague
  • A prayer for peace: from Dwight D. Eisenhower's farewell address to the nation
  • Good nights / by Lee Bennett Hopkins ; illustrated by William Low.
  • Part VI: The people's house / illustration by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
  • The Kennedy White House / by Barbara Harrison
  • The White House, the moon, and a coal miner's son / by Homer Hickam ; illustrated by Joe Cepeda
  • A White House physician / by James Young, M.D.
  • A white mouse in the White House / by Anita Silvey
  • Escape map / by Mark London Williams
  • The presidential pet / written and illustrated by Stephen Kellogg
  • My room / by Lynda Johnson Robb ; illustrated by Jane Dyer
  • White House souvenir / by Polly Horvath ; illustrated by Sophie Blackall
  • Robert F. Kennedy's remarks on the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Black White House/white black house / illustration by Chris Raschka
  • Watergate White House / illustration by Tony Auth
  • President Richard M. Nixon's final remarks to the White House staff
  • President Nixon's letter of resignation.
  • Part VII: The great house endures / illustration by Roxie Munro
  • From Christmas in Plains: memories / by Jimmie Carter ; illustrated by Don Powers
  • The White House / by Jon Sciesczka ; illustrated by Tony Fucile
  • Ronald Reagan / photograph by Diana Walker
  • From Ronald Reagan's farewell address to the nation
  • Letter to George, Jeb, Neil, Marvin, and Doro Bush from George H.W. Bush
  • George H.W. Bush / photograph by Diane Walker
  • The Secret Service / by Jess M. Brallier ; illustrated by David Small
  • I live in the White House / by Jack Prelutsky ; illustrated by Jim LaMarche
  • From Meet the press with Tim Russert: Interview with Vice President Dick Cheney, September 16, 2001
  • FromThe 9/11 Commission report
  • Visiting the White House / by Sarah Stewart
  • Backstairs at the White House / illustrations by David Small
  • The green house / by Megan McDonald
  • The first pitch / by Stephanie True Peters ; illustrated by Matt Tavares
  • Wanted: magnanimous, exquisite woman! / by Gigi Amateau
  • Mrs. Bush inspires a National Book Festival / by John Y. Cole ; poster by Carol Dyer
  • 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.: who's in the White House? / created by Bob Kolar
  • The White House by moonlight / by Walt Whitman ; illustrated by James Ransome
  • Letter from the NCBLA
  • Notes on sources used by the authors
  • Copyright acknowledgments and credits for public domain materials
  • Contributors to Our White House
  • Index
  • The White House Easter Egg Roll, 2003 / painting by Eric Carle
  • A big chair to fill / illustration by Leonid Gore.
Description
xiii, 241 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231) and index.
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    a| Part VI: The people's house / illustration by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher -- The Kennedy White House / by Barbara Harrison -- The White House, the moon, and a coal miner's son / by Homer Hickam ; illustrated by Joe Cepeda -- A White House physician / by James Young, M.D. -- A white mouse in the White House / by Anita Silvey -- Escape map / by Mark London Williams -- The presidential pet / written and illustrated by Stephen Kellogg -- My room / by Lynda Johnson Robb ; illustrated by Jane Dyer -- White House souvenir / by Polly Horvath ; illustrated by Sophie Blackall -- Robert F. Kennedy's remarks on the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Black White House/white black house / illustration by Chris Raschka -- Watergate White House / illustration by Tony Auth -- President Richard M. Nixon's final remarks to the White House staff -- President Nixon's letter of resignation.
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    a| Part VII: The great house endures / illustration by Roxie Munro -- From Christmas in Plains: memories / by Jimmie Carter ; illustrated by Don Powers -- The White House / by Jon Sciesczka ; illustrated by Tony Fucile -- Ronald Reagan / photograph by Diana Walker -- From Ronald Reagan's farewell address to the nation -- Letter to George, Jeb, Neil, Marvin, and Doro Bush from George H.W. Bush -- George H.W. Bush / photograph by Diane Walker -- The Secret Service / by Jess M. Brallier ; illustrated by David Small -- I live in the White House / by Jack Prelutsky ; illustrated by Jim LaMarche -- From Meet the press with Tim Russert: Interview with Vice President Dick Cheney, September 16, 2001 -- FromThe 9/11 Commission report -- Visiting the White House / by Sarah Stewart -- Backstairs at the White House / illustrations by David Small -- The green house / by Megan McDonald -- The first pitch / by Stephanie True Peters ; illustrated by Matt Tavares -- Wanted: magnanimous, exquisite woman! / by Gigi Amateau -- Mrs. Bush inspires a National Book Festival / by John Y. Cole ; poster by Carol Dyer -- 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.: who's in the White House? / created by Bob Kolar -- The White House by moonlight / by Walt Whitman ; illustrated by James Ransome -- Letter from the NCBLA -- Notes on sources used by the authors -- Copyright acknowledgments and credits for public domain materials -- Contributors to Our White House -- Index -- The White House Easter Egg Roll, 2003 / painting by Eric Carle -- A big chair to fill / illustration by Leonid Gore.
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