Researching First Ladies of the United States

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:

http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/womens-history-month/videos/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!

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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 WivesBallantine Books September 30, 2009