A Kids' Guide to America's First Ladies (Kids' Guide to American History #1) (Paperback)

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By Kathleen Krull, Anna DiVito (Illustrator)
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Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award-winner Kathleen Krull is an expert at bringing history to life in her engaging titles and series, including Women Who Broke the Rules, Lives of . . . , Giants of Science, and A Kid’s Guide to America’s Bill of Rights. This time, she introduces readers to the women of the White House in A Kid’s Guide to America’s First Ladies! The book includes a section introducing kids to Melania Trump.

Find out what our country’s First Ladies thought, did, and advocated for as they moved into the White House.

  • Why did the Patriots love Martha Washington?
  • What causes did Eleanor Roosevelt support and lead?
  • What did Jacqueline Kennedy do to establish her legacy long after she left the White House?
  • How did Hillary Clinton turn her role as First Lady into a political career of her own?

Packed with anecdotes and sidebars, a timeline of the advancement of women’s rights, and humorous illustrations and portraits, Kathleen Krull’s introduction to the First Ladies of the United States brings vividly to life the women to hold the role as they paved the way for American women in times of change.

About the Author

Kathleen Krull garnered starred reviews and awards for her many books. The Children's Book Guild of Washington, DC, honored her with its Nonfiction Award for her body of work that "has contributed significantly to the quality of nonfiction for children." She lived in San Diego, California. Learn more about her online at www.kathleenkrull.com.

Praise For…

“Written in an engaging style and full of pertinent, intriguing details, . . . this lively book profiles the women who have enjoyed, to varying degrees, the unique privileges and challenges of being first lady.”

“Krull brings to life the diverse personalities of her subjects and shines light on lesser-known first ladies who may not have dedicated middle grade biographies or their own.”
— School Library Journal

“While portraying the first ladies as products of their times and classes, Krull also positions nearly all as women who pushed against gender-based expectations and prejudices. An inspirational lot, overall, of women who have ‘enhanced our country in many resplendent ways.’”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062381064
ISBN-10: 0062381067
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2017
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Kids' Guide to American History