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Nancy Pelosi: First Woman Speaker of the House

Nancy Pelosi: First Woman Speaker of the House

by Lisa Tucker McElroy

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Children's Literature - Sharon Oliver
This volume of the "Gateway Biographies" series profiles the first female Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. The book opens with election night 2006, a night that Nancy is poised to become both House speaker and grandmother. Nancy's background as the daughter of a Maryland politician leads into her college years, through marriage, family, political activism, and eventual election to the House of Representatives. Pelosi's rise through the political ranks and her popularity amongst her fellow members of Congress forge the way for her historic position. This biography manages to cover most of the important facts of Pelosi's life while presenting her as a very real person (for example, the text divulges that Pelosi has even confessed to sneaking out of the house as a teen). Her love for her family is clearly expressed, as is her sense of humor. Attractive photographs and interesting sidebars add to the readability. Reviewer: Sharon Oliver

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Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
Gateway Biographies Series
Product dimensions:
7.79(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.35(d)
920L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

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