Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library
By Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by John O’Brien
Thomas Jefferson loved books, reading, and libraries, and he started accumulating books as a young man. This original and lyrical picture-book biography tells the story of how Jefferson’s vast book collections helped to create the world’s largest library, the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
Awards & Honors: NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended, Bank Street Best Books of the Year
Cybils Nominee, Junior Library Guild Selection. Thank you!
“…succeeds admirably through well-chosen facts, staggering statistics, an interactive text and humor.”
School Library Journal
“..a lively peek at a literature loving political giant.”
“Sure to be enjoyed, this is an engaging study of one of our Founding Fathers’ great legacies.”
“This attractive picture book uses Thomas Jefferson’s love of reading and collecting books as a lens through which to view the story of his life.”
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