Slide 0: Promises to Keep
Promises to Keep
Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics by President Joe Biden reveals what his experiences in government taught him about himself, his colleagues, and America. With his customary candor and wit, Biden movingly recounts growing up in a staunchly Catholic multigenerational household in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware; overcoming personal tragedy, life-threatening illness, and career setbacks; his relationships with presidents, world leaders, and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle; and his leadership of powerful Senate committees. Through these and other recollections, Biden shows us how the guiding principles he learned early in life—to work to make people's lives better; to honor family and faith; to value persistence, candor, and honesty—are the foundation on which he has based his life's work as husband, father, and public servant.
Slide 1: The Truths We Hold
The Truths We Hold
The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Vice President Kamala Harris explores the core truths that unite us and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them. The daughter of immigrants, Harris was raised in an Oakland, California community that cared deeply about social justice that she has never hid her passion for. When she began practicing law Harris quickly established herself as one of the most innovative change agents in American law enforcement. Her hallmarks were applying a holistic, data-driven approach to many of California's thorniest issues, always eschewing stale "tough on crime" rhetoric as presenting a series of false choices.
Slide 2: The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia
The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia
Created with the Smithsonian Institution, The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect one-stop reference guide to teach kids all they need to know about the history of the United States and the remarkable impact our country has had on the rest of the world. From George Washington to Donald Trump, kids can explore America's rich history through the eyes of its Commanders-in-Chief as well as notable First Ladies, famous speeches and major constitutional events.
Slide 3: Joey
Joey: The Story of Joe Biden by Dr. Jill Biden is the first ever picture book about the young life of President Joe Biden. This beautifully illustrated book for children includes never before told family stories about his childhood. Dr. Biden explores her husband's youth spent in Scranton, Pennsylvania as the oldest of four children who were encouraged by their parents to be independent and strong.
Slide 4: Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice shares an incredible story of an amazing American. Harris, the daughter of immigrants, grew up to be the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian American ever elected Vice President of the United States. This moving picture book biography explores how Harris used her voice to speak up for what she believed in and for those who were otherwise unheard. Told in Nikki Grimes's stunning verse and featuring gorgeous illustrations by Laura Freeman, Kamala Harris brings to life a story that shows all young people that the American dream can belong to all of us if we fight for one another.
Slide 5: The Next President
The Next President
The Next President: The Unexpected Beginnings and Unwritten Future of America's Presidents by Kate Messner is an inspiring and informative book for kids about the past and future of America's presidents. When George Washington became the first President of the United States, nine future presidents were already alive in America—doing things like farm chores or studying medicine. This compelling exploration of the presidents before they were presidents—as kids, adventurers, journalists, prospectors, gun-slingers, TV hosts, and more—helps deliver the message that anyone can grow up to be president.
Slide 6: Wine and The White House
Wine and The White House
Wine and The White House: A History by Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., the publisher and CEO of The Washington Post, is an informative and entertaining read for history and wine enthusiasts alike. It is a comprehensive journey through the history of White House hospitality that explores every president's experience with wine. Fully-illustrated pages feature memorable presidential toasts, menus from historic White House gatherings, a catalog of vintages served, and spectacular new photography of the White House glassware collection. Early presidents recognized the important function wine played in entertaining, and while some appreciated and enjoyed it, others considered it merely a ceremonial necessity. All presidents, regardless of whether they enjoyed wine themselves, have used the White House as a venue to showcase the fine wines produced in the United States.
Slide 7: The White House Atlas
The White House Atlas
The White House Atlas: A Complete Illustrated Guide to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by Nicole Wetsman opens the door to more than 200 years worth of fascinating stories and memorable photographs that celebrate the ultimate symbol of America's pride, progress, and power. Designed to the specifications of George Washington and occupied by every U.S. President since John Adams, the White House is one of the world's most iconic buildings and a place where history is made, literally, every day. A stunning 3D map of the entire interior brings you inside the action while you explore the buildings opulent furnishings, working offices, hidden spaces, public gardens, and state rooms.
Slide 8: Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents & Secret Lives of the First Ladies
Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents & Secret Lives of the First Ladies
Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents and Secret Lives of the First Ladies by Cormac O'Brien explores what these men and women were really like behind closed doors. The set of two books features outrageous and uncensored profiles from the first to the current occupants of the White House and is packed with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts.
Slide 9: Where is the White House? & 3-Book Collection: Presidents
Where is the White House? & 3-Book Collection: Presidents
From the creators of the bestselling Who Was? series, Where is the White House? book for kids and 3-Book Collection: Presidents box set share the stories of three extraordinary American men and the historic home in its capital. While Where is the White House? explores the history of the White House from its completion in 1799, young readers dig deeper into the lives of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln, in the 3-Book Collection: Presidents.
Slide 10: Letters to the President & Cross Blue Pen
Letters to the President & Cross Blue Pen
Kids can pen their own correspondence to the White House with Letter to The President (and Other Elected Officials) by Lea Redmond. This sweet letter-writing book contains 12 fold-and-mail letter-envelopes, ready to be stamped. Letter-writers simply tear out each letter, write down their message, seal with enclosed stickers, attach a postage stamp, and send. And, with a sleek metal Cross rollerball-tip pen in hand, the words will surely flow.
Slide 11: Mini Leather U.S. Constitution
Mini Leather U.S. Constitution
Keep the foundation of America handy with a mini leather U.S. Constitution. The palm-sized, leather-bound book contains an impressive array of information that reveals the ideas, aspirations and differing views of the founding fathers along with copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Virginia Bill of Rights, the Massachusetts Bill of Rights, the Articles of Confederation, and the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom.