A wonderful introduction to many of the great things First Ladies have done Up to date in the out come of the election Liked the broad strokes of the narrative and the personal tidbits offset boxes. Ruby Shamir has collected many interesting facts about many FLOTUS from the past, bringing them to life for today s young women to draw inspiration Matt Faulkner s illustrations bear striking resemblance to many, some almost caricatures to add a lightness to the text.Pair this with So You Think You Want to Be President next President s Day to give credit to the amazing women who have served as hostess to our country, usually in the background of their husband or in several cases relative. First Ladies Are Than Just Wives Of US Presidents This Fun, Kid Friendly Book Of Trivia And History Shows That First Ladies Help Influence America In Ways Both Large And SmallDid You Know That Mary Todd Lincoln Hated Slavery And Helped To End It In America Or That Edith Wilson Helped Decode Secret Messages During World War I How About That Sarah Polk Didn T Let Anyone Dance In The White House While She Was First Lady It S True In Addition To Being Hostesses, Advocates, Ambassadors, Activists, Patriots, And Role Models, Each First Lady Put Her Own Stamp On The White House And On Our Country In This Fun Filled, Fact Filled Book, You Can Find Out Just What Made Each First Lady Unique And Why They Were So Important As It Turns Out, First Ladies Are A Pretty Big Deal After All This Book Is Perfect For Fans Of So You Want To Be President And Rad American Women From A Z Rebels, Trailbalzers, And Visionaries Who Shaped Our HistoryAnd Our Future, And Is A Great Entry Point To Discussing Elections, Inaugurations, And All Aspects Of The White House With ChildrenPraise For What S The Big Deal About First Ladies A Breezy Way To, As Abigail Adams Urged, Remember The Ladies Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review This Title Does An Excellent Job Of Highlighting The Important Roles That These Women Played Throughout HistoryA Delightful Introduction To America S First Ladies For Elementary US History Collections School Library JournalPacked With Interesting Facts And Illustrated With Style, This Upbeat Overview Of America S First Ladies Will Entertain Kids Intrigued By History Booklist Organized by various questions one might ask about first ladies, it includes a complete list and Author s Note at the end The illustrations are sketches done in watercolors and pencil that somewhat resemble the intended first lady I had to study some of them to determine who they were Some pages with lots of ladies shown have numbers on them with the names identified below Some of the ladies have emotional expressions on their faces as if they are reacting to the text or whatever odd characteristic or event in which they ve been mentioned I personally prefer chronological arrangement of history, as I get confused with the same people mentioned in several places it s difficult to get a complete picture of any one individual. A great, brief introduction to first ladies and some of their trials and contribution over the years The illustrations were sometimes a bit like caricatures, but overall I thought they were well done The book doesn t go into great depth about anyone, but will definitely spark some interest that could be pursued in depth I especially appreciated that the author recognized that the job of first lady could easily become the job of first spouse. Thank You author Ruby Shamir and illustrator, Matt Faulkner for this charming book What s the big Deal About First Ladies After constructing some laminated president s cards at home, I found not having the first ladies names on hand was less than handy Por suerte, First Ladies is available through our library and has a complete list of First Ladies all on one page Now making this page into a poster would be fantastic Wish me luckand why not send a copyright permiso I thought this was a very interesting book It s a great introduction to the roll First Ladies have had throughout the history of America The illustrations are beautiful and reflect what is being discussed on that particular page This book also shows how varied the interests of the first ladies have been. A very brief overview of first ladies, what they have historically done, and what the role looks like It would be a good starting point for a younger elementary school student learning about the presidents I think hope that some of the tidbits in here would push kids to do research and find detailed sources. Very well done with a lot of interesting facts At the end of the book is a list of the Presidents of the United States in chronological order , their terms of office, and their First Lady. This book was large, hardback, and drew me in because of the humorous title The informational text features of this book are fewer than in many texts Each page starts with a big question at the top, and is answered over the double page spread with information about several first ladies A couple of question examples include, What s the big deal about women s rights, anyway and What are other ways first ladies have stood up for people The illustrations are drawings, colored pencil, I think, and there are text boxes with interesting facts on top of few of the illustrations on each page I found this book informative but also humorous It s written kind of informally in a way that would engage students.
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- 32 pages
- Whats the Big Deal about First Ladies
- Ruby Shamir
- 16 April 2019 Ruby Shamir