Get a glimpse into the lives and characters of the women who helped to shape a nation.
The term "First Lady" has been used to refer to the wives of the presidents fo the United States since the Civil War Era. But what kind of people were the First Ladies? They were athletic and no-nonsense, like Bess Truman; sophisticated, like Jacqueline Kennedy, and pioneers, like Anna Harrison. They were lawyers, like Hillary Rodham Clinton, school librarians, like Laura Bush, and independent thinkers, like Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt.
This updated edition includes new information on the most recent first ladies and a brand-new section on Laura Bush.
|Product dimensions:||7.94(w) x 10.12(h) x 0.28(d)|
|Lexile:||1040L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Author Beatrice Gormley was born on October 15, 1942, in Glendale, California. She was encouraged to pursue her talent and ambition in writing from the time she was very young. In 1964, she graduated from Pomona College with a B.A. (magna cum laude). She married Robert J. Gormley two years later, and they have two daughters. She began her career as a textbook editor, but always wrote in her spare time. When she left first started writing full time, she wrote mainly articles and essays for newspapers and magazines. However, when her daughters were eight and ten, Gormley was inspired to write fiction for their age group. Gormley lives in Massachusetts and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.