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Laura Bush has loved education and reading since she was a young child, and today she brings her experienced viewpoints, her love of children, and her interest in education to a much broader audience as the wife of the forty-third president of the United States, George W. Bush. In her speeches and public appearances, she expresses what many Americans believe: that every human being should be treated with dignity, and that no child should be left behind in school, or in life. This biography of one of our most ...
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Laura Bush has loved education and reading since she was a young child, and today she brings her experienced viewpoints, her love of children, and her interest in education to a much broader audience as the wife of the forty-third president of the United States, George W. Bush. In her speeches and public appearances, she expresses what many Americans believe: that every human being should be treated with dignity, and that no child should be left behind in school, or in life. This biography of one of our most fascinating public figures touches on all aspects of Mrs. Bush's life, from her years as a teacher and librarian, to her first meeting with her husband, to the birth of their twins, to her important work as an advocate for women and children.

A biography of Laura Bush, wife of George W. Bush, emphasizing her background and interest in education and reading, and her work as an advocate for women and children.

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The First Lady, Laura Bush, always loved reading and education. She became a teacher/librarian and eventually brought her interests to a broader audience at speeches and public appearances. Women's advocacy and the dignity of the individual are also concerns and interests. The biography touches on all periods of her life, with much about her family and then about her married life. Family and friends seem to be important parts of all phases of her life. Here is a comprehensive biography for the avid reader and for those children and young adults seeking biographical information. The family photographs are interesting and will help a child identify persons about whom Laura speaks. The packaging will also attract readers. 2003, Aladdin Paperbacks,
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Gr 5-8-A solid, straightforward biography. While not as overwhelmingly positive as Antonia Felix's Laura: America's First Lady, First Mother (Adams Media, 2002), Gormley also finds little fault with her subject. She traces the first lady's early years in Texas as an only child, and examines her stints as a teacher, librarian, and gubernatorial and presidential spouse. The author consistently focuses on Bush's devotion to reading and literacy, including her creation of both the Texas and National Book Festivals. The list of sources includes books, magazine and newspaper articles, TV and radio transcripts, and Web sites; quotations are not directly attributed to any of them. A section of color photos of Bush family members is included.-Carol Fazioli, formerly at The Brearley School, New York City Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689856280
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: 1 ALADDIN
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.06 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Born Teacher 1
Chapter 2 A Perfect Childhood 7
Chapter 3 Teenager in Midland 15
Chapter 4 College Days 23
Chapter 5 Miss Welch 31
Chapter 6 "He Made Me Laugh" 39
Chapter 7 The Bushes, Family of Four 50
Chapter 8 Politics and Baseball 60
Chapter 9 First Lady of Texas 70
Chapter 10 Election 2000 83
Chapter 11 Laura Welch Bush, First Lady 96
Chapter 12 Steady for Our Country 108
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