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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.