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First Ladies - FandexFirst Ladies - Fandex
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A perfect way to engage kids in learning, Fandex integrates hands-on movement along with reading. Learn about the lives of the first ladies, see what their faces looked like, and discover the basic facts of their lives. 50 die-cut cards.
     

 
Smart About History: Smart About the First LadiesSmart About History: Smart About the First Ladies
Barbara Buller
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Following on the heels of Smart About the Presidents, this 48-page compendium presents the flip side of the coin-what it's like to be first lady. Who were these women? How has the "job" of first lady (unpaid and unelected) changed over time? Once again, the Smart About format proves just right for covering the subject in an easy, appealing way. 78 pages, softcover. Ages 5-8.
     

 

 
Our Country's First LadiesOur Country's First Ladies
Ann Bausum
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Countless books exist that provide an overview of the presidents--but how many focus exclusively on the First Ladies of the White House? Each entry includes a full-page portrait, a sidebar noting important facts of her life, a "Did you Know?" question, and a short biography. A fascinating look at how the lives and roles of women and first ladies have changed throughout the years. 127 indexed pages, hardcover with dust jacket.
     

 
The Faith of America's First LadiesThe Faith of America's First Ladies
Jane Cook
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Modern-day pressures for supermodel beauty, high-powered careers, and perfect families place a spotlight on a woman's achievements instead of her worth. This book, using stories from numerous First Ladies, shows how they triumphed while experiencing intense pressure. By using their stories, along with a Hebrew proverb and biblical principles, Jane Cook explains that God is the true source of value and worth.

Women will be encouraged to view their roles, talents, and responsibilities as opportunities to allow God to shine through them. Highlights include:

  • Abigail Adams' commitment to serving as the primary caretaker for her family during the Revolution shows the worth of working with eager hands, (Proverbs 31:13).
  • Laura Bush's heart of compassion shows the significance of extending hands to the poor and needy in times of crisis, (Proverbs 31:20).
  • Louisa Adams' remarkable solo journey to Paris under siege by Napoleon shows the value of steadfastness during a time of terror threats, (Proverbs 31:21).
  • Barbara Bush's wit and quips reveal the splendor of celebrating joy in life, (Proverbs 31:25).
  • Martha Washington's willingness to knit shirts and socks for soldiers during the Revolution shows the value of leading by example, (Proverbs 31:19).
  • Anna Harrison's words of wisdom and prayers for her children and grandchildren deliver a family legacy of faith and leadership. (Proverbs 31:26).

     

 
Martha Washington: America's First LadyMartha Washington: America's First Lady
Jean Brown Wagoner
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For children ages 8-12, this is a biography stressing the childhood of America's first First Lady. We do carry other books in the Childhood of Famous Americans Series. One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies, easily read by children, today's youngster is swept right into history.
     

 
Abigail Adams, Sower SeriesAbigail Adams, Sower Series
Evelyn Witter
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Now and then in the recorded history of America a person comes on the scene who remains for all times an inspiration to Christians. Such a woman was Abigail Adams. A born-again Christian, her whole life was guided by His Word. She was steadfast through fortune and misfortune. As the First Lady she was President John Adams' partner. Many of her precepts helped guide and mold America. Her own son, John Quincy Adams, who she trained up in God's Word was our sixth President. For ages 9 to 13.
     

 
Abigail Adams: Girl of Colonial DaysAbigail Adams: Girl of Colonial Days
Jean Brown Wagoner
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Using simple language that beginning readers can understand, this lively, inspiring, and believable biography looks at the childhood of Abigail Adams. Illustrated throughout.
     

 

 

 
Dearest Friend:A Life of Abigail AdamsDearest Friend:A Life of Abigail Adams
Lynne Withey
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This is the life of Abigail Adams, wife of patriot John Adams, who became the most influential woman in Revolutionary America. Rich with excerpts from her personal letters, this book captures the public and private sides of this fascinating woman who was both an advocate of slave emancipation and a burgeoning feminist, urging her husband to "Remember the Ladies" as he framed the laws of their new country. John and Abigail married for love. While John traveled in America and abroad to help forge a new nation, Abigail remained at home, raising four children, managing their estate, and writing letters to her beloved husband. Chronicling their remarkable fifty-four-year marriage, her blossoming feminism, her battles with loneliness, and her friendships with Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, this book paints a portrait of Abigail Adams as an intelligent, resourceful, and outspoken woman.
     

 

 
A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American WomenA is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women
Lynne Cheney
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Lynne Cheney and Robin Preiss Glasser collaborated on America: A Patriotic Primer, which captured the imagination of American children and became a national best-seller. Now they turn their hands to A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women and bring the great women of American history to life. Filled to the brim with words and pictures that celebrate the remarkable (although often unmarked) achievements of American women, this is a book to relish and to read again and again.

Mothers, daughters, schoolchildren, generations of families -- everyone -- will take Abigail Adams's words to heart and "remember the ladies" once they read the stories of these astonishing, astounding, amazing American women.
     


 
Dolley Madison Saves George WashingtonDolley Madison Saves George Washington
Don Brown
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Everybody talked about Dolley Madison. Dolley was a farm girl who became a fine first lady when she married James Madison. She wore beautiful dresses, decorated her home, and threw lavish parties. Everyone talked about Dolley, and everyone loved her, too. Then war arrived at her doorstep, and Dolley had to meet challenges greater than she'd ever known. So Dolley did one thing she thought might make a difference: she saved George Washington. 32 pages. Ages 5-8.
     

 
Dolley Madison Saves HistoryDolley Madison Saves History
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Grab your Manga-and-comic obsessed children's attention with this graphic-novel approach to American history! Focusing on the story of how Dolley Madison saved history during the burning of the White House in the war of 1812, this novel breaks down her life in classic "comic book" style. Glossary, index, bibliography and internet-resources included. Ages 8-12, 32 pages, softcover.
     

 
Mary Lincoln: Wife and WidowMary Lincoln: Wife and Widow
Carl Sandburg
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Originally published in 1932, and until now long out of print, this classic biography of America's most tragic First Lady by one of America's most distinguished biographers and poets is a book of rare distinction. The book is a haunting portrait of an enigmatic life, written with a style and sensitivity that is both sympathetic and unflinching.
     

 

 
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker: The Unlikely Friendship of Elizabeth Keckley and Mary Todd LincolnMrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker: The Unlikely Friendship of Elizabeth Keckley and Mary Todd Lincoln
Lynda Jones
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Few friendships stir up more scandal than an autobiography of a First Lady's confidante. Mrs. Keckley was a former slave who had been Mary Todd Lincoln's dressmaker and friend during the White House years. How could such a bond have developed between a woman born into slavery and the First Lady of the United States? Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker answers this question by chronicling the lives of these women. Readers will be fascinated by a tale of friendship and fate of a pair of very different friends: Lizzie is calm, dignified, with a steely inner strength, while Mrs. Lincoln is fragile, unstable and flighty. Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker examines the strains on such a unique friendship, as it's debated and parodied in newspapers. This book follows Elizabeth Keckley through her roles as fashion designer to abolitionist caretaker, and the many challenges faced alongside the First Lady. Handsome duotone illustrations include daguerreotypes, photos, paintings, and illustrations of the Lincoln's, Mrs. Keckley, and her masters. 80 pages, hardcover.
     

 
The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and MaryThe Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary
Candace Fleming
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This is an enthralling joint biography of our greatest president and his complex wife unlike any other-a scrapbook history that uses photographs, letters, engravings, and even cartoons, along with a fascinating text, to form an enthralling museum on the page.

Here are the extraordinary lives of Abraham and Mary, from their disparate childhoods and tumultuous courtship, through the agony of the Civil War, to the loss of three of their children, and finally their own tragic deaths. Readers can find Mary's recipe for Abraham's favorite cake-and bake it themselves; hear what Abraham looked like as a toddler; see a photo of the Lincolns' dog; discover that the Lincoln children kept goats at the White House; see the Emancipation Proclamation written in Lincoln's own hand. Perfect for reluctant readers as well as history lovers, The Lincolns provides a living breathing portrait of a man, a woman, and a country. 200 pages, ages 12 & up.
     


 
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery, SoftcoverEleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery, Softcover
Russell Freedman
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Widely recognized as the most influential woman of her time, Eleanor Roosevelt began life as by her own account and "ugly duckling," the timid and lonely child of unhappy parents. She was serious and reserved, not beautiful and bubbly like other society women. She was expected to devote herself strictly to the traditional roles of wife and mother, and to her husband Franklin's political career. As First Lady, she went beyond the long-established position of White House hostess to act as FDR's eyes and ears, traveling extensively to gather information and represent her husband in places he, wheelchair-bound, could not go. Mrs. Roosevelt became a passionate advocate for the weak an disadvantaged in American society. After her husband's death in 1945, she continued her activities on a global scale, serving as an American delegate to the United Nations, where her work on behalf of human rights earned her the title "First Lady of the World." Recommended for ages 8 to 12. A 1994 Newbery Honor book.
     

 
Eleanor RooseveltEleanor Roosevelt
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Young readers will delight in these interesting, fact-filled accounts of the lives of these great Americans. Numerous photographs give the easy-to-read volumes a real-life immediacy. Timelines and famous quotations from these Americans are informative additions to this wonderful series. 24 pages, paperback.
     

 
Eleanor RooseveltEleanor Roosevelt
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Perfect for reluctant readers or fans of the genre, this graphic novel captures all the excitement of Eleanor Roosevelt's heartfelt advocacy for the poor and women. 32 pages, paperback.
     

 
Eleanor RooseveltEleanor Roosevelt
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Text and photographs introduce the biography of the popular First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, and describes her childhood, education, private life, and years of public service.
     

 

 

 

 

 
Universal Declaration of Human RightsUniversal Declaration of Human Rights
Eleanor Roosevelt
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In 1948, Eleanor Roosevelt served as chairwoman of the United Nations committee to create this declaration of moral conscience, now used by Amnesty International as their founding document. This hardcover edition contains the international document in six languages: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian and Arabic.
     

 
Mrs. Kennedy: The Missing History of the Kennedy YearsMrs. Kennedy: The Missing History of the Kennedy Years
Barbara Leaming
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Drawing from recently declassified top-secret material, as well as revelatory eyewitness accounts, Secret Service records, and Jacqueline Kennedy's personal letters, bestselling biographer Barbara Leaming answers the question: what was it like to be Mrs. John F. Kennedy during the dramatic thousand days of the Kennedy presidency? Brilliantly researched, Leaming's poignant and powerful chronicle illuminates the tumultuous day-to-day life of a woman who entered the White House at age thirty-one, seven years into a complex and troubled marriage, and left at thirty-four after her husband's assassination. Revealing the full story of the interplay of sex and politics in Washington, Mrs. Kennedy will indelibly challenge our vision of this fascinating woman, and bring a new perspective to her crucial role in the Kennedy presidency.
     

 

 
Barbara Bush: A MemoirBarbara Bush: A Memoir
Barbara Bush
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Barbara Bush endures as one of America's most popular First Ladies. She has won worldwide acclaim for her wit, compassion, and candor as both a presidential wife and mother. In this #1 New York Times best-selling memoir, Mrs. Bush offers a heartfelt portrait of her life in and out of the White House, from her small-town schoolgirl days in Rye, New York, to her fateful union with George H. W. Bush, to her role as First Lady of the Untied States. Here she writes candidly about: her early years with George Bush in West Texas; the tragic death of her young daughter; the world of Washington politics and the famous figures she's met, her role as the nation's leading literacy champion; her feelings about the Iran-Contra scandal, the Persian Gulf conflict, and the Cold War; the disappointment of the 1992 presidential campaign--and the mixed blessing of regaining her private life...and much more. Filled with entertaining anecdotes, dozens of personal photographs, and a healthy dose of humor, this memoir is as compelling and honest as the former First Lady herself.
     

 
Reflections: Life After the White HouseReflections: Life After the White House
Barbara Bush
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In this inspiring follow-up to her number-one bestselling memoir, Mrs. Bush covers the momentous eight years between President George H.W. Bush's leaving office and President George W. Bush's 2001 inauguration. The book comprises Mrs. Bush's diary entries, travelogues, family photographs, even secret recipes. She discusses her experiences in the White House, on the campaign trail, and in the public eye, as well as her own views about such controversial issues as her husband's resignation from the NRA, the caning of an American student in Singapore, and - in her candid epilogue - her family's reactions to September 11, 2001. Throughout, the extraordinary amount of love and pride and Mrs. Bush feels for her husband, five children, and fourteen grandchildren is always clear.
     

 

 
The Perfect Wife: The Life and Choices of Laura BushThe Perfect Wife: The Life and Choices of Laura Bush
Ann Gerhart
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The intimate and critically acclaimed biography of the much-admired First Lady--now in paperback with a new post-election Afterword by the author--The Perfect Wife tells the complete story of Laura Welch Bush. From Mrs. Bush's upbringing in West Texas to her whirlwind romance with George W. Bush to the Governor's mansion to her roles as mother, Bush family member, First Lady, and savvy political campaigner, Gerhart reveals her as never before.
     

 
Read All About ItRead All About It
Laura Bush, Jenna Bush
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Tyrone rules the school! He's king of the monkey bars, a math machine, and a science whiz. The only thing he doesn't like about school is reading. Books are so boring! But when strange visitors start dropping by the classroom for story hour, Tyrone discovers there's more to books than just words on pages. Tyrone and his friends are swept up in a mysterious adventure that lands them in a most unexpected place. Mrs. Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna create a classroom adventure that will leave readers racing to the shelves!
     

 

 

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