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Brick by Brick by Charles R. Smith
Illustrated by Floyd Cooper
This book is about how many slaves built the original White House for George Washington, brick by brick. I am ashamed that I had not ever thought about how The White House was built, but I learned a lot from reading Brick by Brick. I loved how this book is written in poetic form. The amazing illustrations practically told the story by themselves. This would make a great read aloud in grades 2-5 when studying early American history or during Black History Month.
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