Over the last few years, inhabitants of Washington and its environs have witnessed the new National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) slowly rising from the ground. Now, budding historians can get an inside look at How to Build a Museum (Viking, $17.99) thanks to Tonya Bolden’s fascinating account. The NMAAHC’s recent opening marked the realization of more than a century of petitioning, fundraising, and planning, but the first step was very simple: as the opening chapter title attests, it was to dream. Learn how this dream became a reality in a fascinating tale of Americans coming together to create a truly vital institution. Ages 11-14.
How to Build a Museum: Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture - Tonya Bolden
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2016