| From the Dust Jacket |
For more than one hundred years, people organized committees, planned campaigns, petitioned Congress, rallied communities, raised money, raised hopes that one day there would be a place in the nation’s capital that honored and celebrated the rich, diverse experiences of black Americans in the United States.
That day is here.
That place is the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
This book is the story of how the magnificent new museum on the National Mall got built—and why it’s so important to everyone’s understanding of American history.
Welcome, all. Come in. . . .
Ages 10 up | 64 pages
Hardcover | Viking & Smithsonian 2016 | ISBN: 978-0-451-47637-1
Reviews, Features & Interviews
“An inspiring tale as well as a tantalizing invitation to visit one of our country’s newest ‘must see’ attractions.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Beautifully designed, the book’s intriguing color photos shine from the bright pages . . . A well-organized and informative book introducing this significant new historical center.” —Booklist
“Tonya Bolden’s How To Build A Museum offers young readers both a sneak peek into its treasure trove and a wonderfully illustrated account of its construction. . . . Bolden engagingly describes all the work involved in figuring out its mission, constructing the building and creating its exhibitions.”
—Abby McGanney Nolan, Washington Post <==click for full review
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Essence (author interview)
School Library Journal (author interview)
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