Brick by Brick by Charles R. Smith, Jr.

Publisher:  Harper Collins

Date: December 26, 2012

Recommended Grades: 3-5

Who built the White House?  Slaves built the house for our country’s president.  A lovely piece of nonfiction detailing the “hands” that built the White House. 

Lesson Idea:  

American History:  Read aloud Brick by Brick and engage students in a discussion about the history of our country.  How were slaves involved in building one of our iconic residences?  Why weren’t machines used to build the White House as they would be today?  How were slaves an integral part of the building of our country?

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for review by the publisher.      

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