Children's LiteratureIndependence Hall, the United States Capitol, the White House, and the Supreme Court Building are important symbols of American freedom and justice. This book describes each of these historic landmarks in about one page. A beautiful photograph of each building accompanies the short description. Nine other significant and architecturally creative American buildings are also briefly explored. A single photograph and simple paragraph gives basic information for the Pentagon, the Empire State Building, and Sears Tower, among others. At the back of the book there is a United States map that identifies the location of each building. Questions at the end of the book encourage the reader to think about buildings in their own neighborhood that are important to them. Activities suggest that the reader draw pictures and write stories about buildings that have personal significance. There is also a glossary, index, and small list of sources for further information. The simple text, bright pictures, and creative layout make this book an excellent introduction to important public buildings. It is part of the "American Symbols" series. 2004, Weigl Publishers, Ages 6 to 8.