On Inauguration Day of this year, Adlit, Reading Rockets, and the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance launched a creative writing contest open to students across America in celebration of the publication of Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out. We asked students to imagine what it would be like to live and work in the Executive Mansion and to write about that experience in the form of letters and journal entries.
Students were truly inspired and wrote about Séances in the Red Room, a ladybug in the punch, and a ticklish rug in the Oval Office, as well as a Rough Rider's description of a trip out West.
The NCBLA congratulates all our young writers and winners!
Visit the Our White House book's supplemental website (www.ourwhitehouse.org) to learn more about this compelling art and literature anthology and discover a treasure trove of additional articles, primary source materials, poetry, and research resources.