A Kids' Guide to America's First Ladies

by Kathleen Krull, Anna DiVito

On Sale: 01/03/2017

A Kids' Guide to America's First Ladies

by Kathleen Krull

illustrated by Anna DiVito

On Sale: 01/03/2017

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About the Book

Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award-winner Kathleen Krull is an expert at bringing history to life in her engaging titles and series, including Women Who Broke the Rules, Lives of . . . , Giants of Science, and A Kid’s Guide to America’s Bill of Rights. This time, she introduces readers to the women of the White House in A Kid’s Guide to America’s First Ladies! The book includes a section introducing kids to Melania Trump.

Find out what our country’s First Ladies thought, did, and advocated for as they moved into the White House.

  • Why did the Patriots love Martha Washington?
  • What causes did Eleanor Roosevelt support and lead?
  • What did Jacqueline Kennedy do to establish her legacy long after she left the White House?
  • How did Hillary Clinton turn her role as First Lady into a political career of her own?

Packed with anecdotes and sidebars, a timeline of the advancement of women’s rights, and humorous illustrations and portraits, Kathleen Krull’s introduction to the First Ladies of the United States brings vividly to life the women to hold the role as they paved the way for American women in times of change.

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Critical Praise

“Written in an engaging style and full of pertinent, intriguing details, . . . this lively book profiles the women who have enjoyed, to varying degrees, the unique privileges and challenges of being first lady.” - Booklist

“Krull brings to life the diverse personalities of her subjects and shines light on lesser-known first ladies who may not have dedicated middle grade biographies or their own.” - School Library Journal

“While portraying the first ladies as products of their times and classes, Krull also positions nearly all as women who pushed against gender-based expectations and prejudices. An inspirational lot, overall, of women who have ‘enhanced our country in many resplendent ways.’” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062381071
  • ISBN 10: 0062381075
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 01/03/2017
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / General
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families (U.S.)

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