Wednesday, February 6, 2013

In Celebration of Presidents Month!

The Our White House Book Giveaway!
Tell Us How You Celebrate Presidents Month with Young People To WIN Copies of
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out!

How do you celebrate Presidents Month with the young people in your life?

Do your students dress up and role play as a particular presidential couple? Do you bake a cake and sing “Happy Birthday” to George and Abe? Do your kids create a presidential rap? Write a skit or play? Or dramatize a scene from a president’s life using puppets and word play? 

Send us your very best activity idea for using Presidents Month to get kids excited about American History and be entered into a drawing to win one copy of Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out for EVERY student in your class or group!

How to Enter!
Write a one- to three-paragraph summary or a lesson plan that describes your most creative and successful activity for engaging the young people in your classroom, home school, library, or community group during Presidents Month. Be sure to include a recommended age or grade level.

Your idea could be a writing exercise, an art activity, a research project—any idea you think would be helpful to other educators to get kids engaged in American History! And if you give us permission, we would love to share the best ideas with other educators by publishing them on our educational website Please submit your idea to be applied in one of the following categories:

Social Studies
Language Arts
Visual Arts and Music

You are welcome to submit more than one idea.

THREE Chances to Win!
THREE WINNERS will be selected at random from all entries received to win up to 40 copies of Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out, one for each student in each winner’s classroom or group. 

Book Giveaway Details
The contest starts TODAY and ends Friday, February 22. Winners will be announced Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

Send your entries by email or Facebook:

  • Email entries to Be sure to type “Our White House Book Giveaway” in the Subject line.

All entries must be received by 11:00 PM EST Friday, February 22, 2013. 

Be sure to include complete contact information with your entry. Complete contact information includes your name, title, email address, telephone number, and the name and complete address of your school, home school, library, or community group. All contact information will be kept confidential. Entries without complete contact information will not be accepted. For more details and complete contest rules, go to:
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out is the interdisciplinary anthology created by over 100 of America’s most gifted storytellers and artists as a project of the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance. An incomparable collection of essays, personal accounts, historical fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and a stunning array of original art, Our White House offers a multifaceted look at America’s history through the prism of the White House. Our White House is available in both hardcover and paperback from Candlewick Press. Learn more on the companion website

Please share our book giveaway information with all the educators, home schoolers, parents, guardians, librarians, and community leaders you know! Thank you. 

For the latest updates on the Book Giveaway, be sure to check our Facebook page and this blog often.

The NCBLA would like to thank Candlewick Press for their very generous donation of Our White House books to our contest winners.