Have You Heard About Lady Bird?: Poems About Our First Ladies
There are plenty of books about our presidents for young people, but relatively few books about the women who stood by their sides and helped the presidents and our country. The stories of the First Ladies are diverse. Some come from wealth, some from very ordinary circumstances, some were well educated while some had little education, some stayed in the background while others had causes of their own they wanted to bring to the forefront and help change things.
Author Marilyn Singer has written a poem for each first lady, most rhyming and structured, all telling the stories of these remarkable women and how each left her imprint on American history. Abigail Adams worked diligently for women’s rights through a campaign of letters to her husband. Nellie Taft battled for both women’s suffrage and workers’ rights. Nancy Reagan fought against drug abuse. Each story is artfully told through poetry and beautiful illustrations by Nancy Carpenter. Also, there is an intriguing back-matter with more specific information as well as a timeline of all the first ladies. Have You Heard About Lady Bird? will be a terrific addition to any library or classroom.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Author||Marilyn Singer • Nancy Carpenter, Illustrator|
|Page Count||56 pages|
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