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Brick by Brick
by Charles R. Smith Jr.

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    List Price: $17.99
    Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
    Classification: Children’s
    ISBN13: 9780061920820
    Imprint: Amistad
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Parent Company: News Corporation
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    Book Description:
    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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