Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library
By Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by John O’Brien
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Thomas Jefferson loved reading, and started collecting books as a young man. Books! Books! Books! This original picture-book biography tells the story of Jefferson’s reading habits, how he accumulated and organized his vast book collection, and finally helped to create the world’s largest library, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. A tribute to books, libraries, and those who love and care for them.
Back matter includes Jefferson quotations, author’s note, selected bibliography and source notes.
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Thomas Jefferson’s Books
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“…succeeds admirably through well-chosen facts, staggering statistics, an interactive text and humor.”
“…a lively peek at a literature loving political giant.”
“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.”