The Gateway Biography series focuses on admirable contemporaries. In addition to Hillary Rodham Clinton, others in this series include Amelia Earhart, Christa McAuliffe, Colin Powell, and Mother Threasa-each a source of inspiration and a possible role model for preteen readers. This particular book covers the first lady's background, education and career achievements. It touches on circumstances that made her aware of the needs of those less fortunate. Cited in the narrative are persons who must have had an important influence on her development and strong religious beliefs. The relationship with her husband and the importance of strong family ties with their daughter are brought into focus, providing a sharp contrast to accusations by other women about her husband. Hillary is portrayed as a highly intelligent woman energized by her deep concern for public service.