Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Non-Fiction
Our White House

Our White House

Fall 2008 Non-Fiction
Ages: 10 & Up
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 978-0-7636-2067-7
Hardcover Price: $29.99
Between the walls of this handsome and sturdy book is a compilation of essays, stories, political satires, cartoons, speeches and poetry by famous educators, illustrators, and authors, with a forward by David McCullough. As the title belies, - all relate to life at the White House, or those who might have inhabited it or been affected by those who presided over it during its 216 years of existence. The 108 contributors to the anthology provide a wide-ranging display of talent. There are non-fiction offerings, such as transcripts of television interviews, and memoirs, as well as fictional accounts like Despereaux author Kate diCamillo's poem about Abe Lincoln. Scattered throughout the book's 256 pages is a wide array of illustrations.
Ann Hillers   ©2008 Parents' Choice
Ann Hillers, a creative writing graduate of Duke University, is a mother of three boys and a former international tour director. Her work led her all around the globe and she's imparted her kids with the same wanderlust. They have traveled together to 20 countries including South Africa, Botswana, Nicaragua, Colombia, Laos, Cambodia, and Indonesia, where they all became certified scuba divers. After living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for six years the family now resides in California.

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