A Kids' Guide to America's First Ladies

A Kids' Guide to America's First Ladies

Kathleen Krull Anna DiVito / Oct 20, 2019

A Kids Guide to America s First Ladies 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 Scien

  • Title: A Kids' Guide to America's First Ladies
  • Author: Kathleen Krull Anna DiVito
  • ISBN: 9780062381088
  • Page: 421
  • Format: ebook
  • 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 bookChildren 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.

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    1. It's not often that I rate a book with a "no" but I am going to do so concerning the A Kid's Guide to America's First Ladies. The reason being is the book should have been more focussed either to a younger reading audience or an older one. Instead the book tries to reach out to readers between the ages of 8 to 12 or grades 3 to 7. Perhaps older readers could understand and comprehend how First Ladies dealt with extramarital affairs but a child in second grade is not ready to read such informatio [...]

    2. So, I'm seeing two major criticisms of this book in other reviews. One is that the content isn't always appropriate for the age it's intended for (such as mentioning the presidents' affairs and how the First Ladies reacted to them). The other is that the author shows a bias.The first isn't relevant to me. I read this book as an adult preparing for Jeopardy who just wanted to know a bit about each lady and help myself reinforce the order of the presidents and for that I think this book was a grea [...]

    3. Ultimate Reading Challenge 2017. A book with pictures.On page 184, the author says "she [Betty Ford] was caught off guard when Richard Nixon selected Jerry [Gerald Ford] as his running mate, and then even more startled when Jerry became president upon Nixon's humiliating resignation". There are a great many of us still alive who REMEMBER that Richard Nixon's running mate and vice-president was SPIRO AGNEW! It was after Agnew was forced to resign that Gerald Ford was selected as vice-president. I [...]

    4. I am extremely disappointed in the bias in this book. As a possible first introduction to some of these woman, the articles are not thorough, are superficial and biased.Melania Trump is included as the final First Lady and the article is unnecessarily superficial--regardless of your personal feelings towards the Trumps--focusing on nude modelling, her wedding cake and her Communist origins. Really. At least the author gives her credit for speaking five languages. Personally, I would like to know [...]

    5. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review. I thought this will be a great nonfiction addition to any middle school or high school library. As far as elementary schools go, however, I wouldn't recommend it. A lot of anecdotes are a bit above age appropriate narrative for 11 and under.

    6. This reads much more like a junior edition of People magazine than a non-fiction biographical anthology. To be fair, it most certainly had me intrigued. I did learn a lot. But, I'm not sure I trust the accuracy of the information contained in this collection of tales of the forty-five women who have held the title of First Lady. Any author researching a subject is going to need to pick and choose which details to include in her writing. However, much of the text amounts to little more than hears [...]

    7. This is, I believe, a second edition, updated to include Melania. However, the proofreaders missed a place that needed updating: they list Louisa Adams as being the only First Lady to be foreign born, even though the section under Melania notes that she was one of only two First ladies to be born outside the United States. The biographies are a mixture of individual chapters and chapters that cover a number of First Ladies at once. All the more recent First Ladies, from Hilary Clinton on, got th [...]

    8. Featured in "Historical Nonfiction Books for Young Readers" on Intellectual Recreation. This encyclopedia of America's First Ladies is absolutely charming. In the introductionKathleen Krull grabbed my attention, and she never lost it. Krull advances chronologically and gives a brief biography of all the First Ladies. I think she handled both the positive and less-positive aspects of each woman's life quite well and in an appropriate way for young readers. The result is that the reader gets a goo [...]

    9. While preparing to teach a unit on American Presidents, I ordered from the library some kids' books about first ladies for my students. This book was for older students than mine, but I hesitated before returning it to the library because I realized that I know almost nothing about first ladies. I really enjoyed this book, and felt that I learned so much! The anecdotes were engaging and fascinating. There was a lot of awkward wording that took away from the book, though. I also wished for reprod [...]

    10. Author Kathleen Krull takes readers on a delightful stroll through the history of America's first ladies, starting with Martha Washington and ending with Melania Trump. She makes what could otherwise be a drab and droll laundry list of facts and figures into a fun-to-read compilation about this interesting and varied group of women. Enjoy!

    11. BiographyShort snippets about each of the first ladies that would be fun to read when you talk about each of the presidents. (even gives each lady's stance on slavery which is interesting to read)

    12. i really enjoyed reading about the spouses of all our presidents. i would have given it 5 stars but I'm not sure if the age level is appropriate for some of the tales. And there's the goof up about how Ford became VP. Since history outs not much strongest subject, I can't promise there are no other errors.

    13. Krull, Kathleen A Kid's Guide to America’s First Ladies, 238 pgs. HarperCollins, 2017. $16.99 Content: G. This book has 2-3 page biographies on the United States forty First Ladies. Throughout the book there are interesting facts about the time the ladies were in the White House as well as big events that they helped their President husband’s face. Each chapter has a bit of backstory and the social issues that the ladies cared about. I thought it was fun to read about all the First Ladies in [...]

    14. E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineNeed a book that has a good overview of all of the first ladies up through Michelle Obama? This would be the book to buy. It not only covers the wives of the presidents; there are even mentions of the daughters, nieces, etc. who stood in as hostesses if no first lady was available. While both the pre presidency and post presidency lives were covered, I especially appreciated the focus on the accomplishment of each woman while in office. There were also snip [...]

    15. This book had interesting tidbits about all of the First Ladies, but I had a hard time with the author's judgmental comments. Lines like this: "Was there ever a more miserable First Lady than Louisa Adams?" were off-putting. Some First Ladies had more documented about them and so it's hard to compare them to each other. When learning about historical figures it's also important to take into account the time period and we shouldn't judge the women who were trying to serve our nation if they weren [...]

    16. Note: There is an error on page 184 where the author states "Richard Nixon selected Jerry as his running mate". This is incorrect; Nixon selected Ford as his Vice-President AFTER Spiro Agnew resigned. Otherwise this is a highly readable look at all of the first ladies starting the first to the current. There is something interesting to be learned about each woman. We learn about their personalities, interests, priorities and how they approached the role of being FLOTUS. Some were quite involved [...]

    17. i really wanted to like this, and i hoped for more. but this was oddly formatted and awkwardly worded in places. the illustrations are a bit creepy, and the whole book overall seems negatively biased at times.

    18. What a fantastic book! I could hardly put it down. Though the title refers to the book as "A Kids' Guide." I think that people of all ages will enjoy it. Well organized with an excellent index for students' research, it also proves to be a great read. I learned so much about the First Ladies of our country. Well done, Kathleen Krull!

    19. I enjoyed reading her take on the First Ladies. She provides an honest look at the First Ladies and their husbands. One of the first to include Melania Trump though not much of substance was shared as would be expected at this point in time.Though I marked this for middle grades, I would not use it with the younger readers.

    20. Good broad overview of all the first ladies. Gets a little redundant but it shows their connections, also provides connections to women's history, which shows a bias here but a needed one. Has some vivid truths about the Presidents and First Ladies.

    21. Engaging and interesting. A must-have resource, including all First Ladies thru Michelle Obama. However, I'm hoping the many weird grammatical choices and punctuation errors get corrected before final publication.

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