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Brick by Brick

By Jr. Charles R. Smith, 1969-

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

9780061920820


Format: Book
Author: Smith, Charles R., Jr., 1969-
Title: Brick by brick / by Charles R. Smith ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper.
Publisher Date: New York : HarperCollins, c2012.
Subject: Slavery -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Juvenile literature. African Americans -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature. Washington (D.C.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Juvenile literature
Isbn: 9780061920820 (trade bdg.) 0061920827 (trade bdg.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 8
System Items Total: 8
Call Number: P Smith
Oclc: 785786607
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Bib Id: 414586

Format: Book
Author: Smith, Charles R., Jr., 1969-
Title: Brick by brick / by Charles R. Smith ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : HarperCollins, c2012.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Subjects: Slavery -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: African Americans -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Washington (D.C.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Juvenile literature
Other Author: Cooper, Floyd
LCCN: 2012009693
ISBN: 9780061920820 (trade bdg.)
ISBN: 0061920827 (trade bdg.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 8
Total Copies: 8
Call Number: P Smith