After four years (or eight years) in the White House the world knows a whole lot about the President of the United States. But we don’t know quite as much about the First Lady. And many of our First Ladies have been much more interesting than their husbands. Really! Many have been m-u-c-h more interesting! Go ladies!
Here’s a link to a delightful video produced by the History Channel featuring a few of our First Ladies:
I’m wondering --- if you were tasked with creating a video about our First Ladies, which First Ladies would you choose?
Also, here are a few books about the First Ladies that you might find interesting. Some are more factual while others basically offer the gossip-of-the-day. But all are fun!
Two Books By Cokie Roberts
Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation --- Harper Perennial
Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies - Harper/HarperCollins Publishers
This is a picture book written for children, ages 7 to 12. The delightful illustrations are by Diane Goode.
Two Books By Bonnie Angelo
First Families: The Impact of the White House on Their Lives - Doubleday, June 23, 2005
First Mothers, The Women Who Shaped the President
Two Books By Patricia Brady
Martha Washington (Doubleday, June 23, 2005 - Only available from third-party booksellers.)
First Ladies Michelle Obama to Martha Washington
Book By Margaret Truman
First Ladies-An Intimate Group Portrait of White House Wives - Ballantine Books September 30, 2009