A Parade for George Washington
After the Revolutionary War, the newly formed U.S. Congress chose the first president. Every vote was for Washington. So began Washington's week-long trip from his home in Virginia to New York City, where he would be inaugurated.
David A. Adler deftly retells this joyous journey in information-packed prose, while John O'Brien masterfully illustrates our complex and beautiful new nation in his signature style. Included in the meticulously detailed artwork are period-accurate maritime signal flags for kids to decode and buildings like Federal Hall in New York City that still stand today. Back matter includes a timeline, source notes, and a bibliography.
By David A. Adler, Illustrated by John O'Brien. Published by Holiday House, 2020. 32 pages, hardcover.