Brick by Brick

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Coretta Scott King Award-winners Charles R. Smith Jr. and Floyd Cooper deliver the compelling story behind the building of the White House, a powerful part of history rarely taught. The home of our president was built by many hands, several of them slaves', who undertook this amazing achievement long before there were machines to do those same jobs. With an insightful author's note and a list of selected resources, this book supports the Common Core State Standards.

Stirring and emotional, Cooper's stunning illustrations bring to life the faces of those who endured hard, brutal work when the profit of their labor was paid to the master, not the slave. The fact that many were able to purchase their freedom after earning money from learning a trade speaks to the strength of those individuals. They created this iconic emblem of America, brick by brick.

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ISBN 13:
9780061920844
ISBN 10:
0061920843
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publisher
Language:
English
Page Count:
32
Size:
10.95" l x 9.11" w x 0.14
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N/A
Category Subject
Children Nonfiction History

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