Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library

Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library

By: Barb Rosenstock
Published by: Calkins Creek
Publication Date: 2013
List: The Best Children's Books About Libraries and Librarians

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Imagine owning so many books that you have to build a library to hold them. Thomas Jefferson did. Ever since he was a young boy, Jefferson loved to read and collect books—hundreds at first, then thousands! Books on animals, politics, nature, history. Books in English, French, Greek and Latin. Jefferson built his first library as a young man and kept on building throughout his life until his book collection helped create the world's largest library—the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Author Barb Rosenstock and illustrator John O'Brien open the doors to the libraries and life of Founding Father Thomas Jefferson. They worked closely with experts to capture the boy and later the man behind the books—a passionate collector who never stopped reading, never stopped learning, and never stopped loving books.

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