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Title:
Laura Welch Bush, First Lady
Author:
Stone, Tanya Lee.
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Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.7 1.0 48770.
ISBN:
9780761323044
Format :
Book

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Summary

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The life and career of one of our First Ladies.


Author Notes

Tanya Lee Stone studied English at Oberlin College and was an editor of children's nonfiction for many years. She also has a Masters Degree. She teaches writing at Champlain College. After many years as an editor. Tanya moved to Vermont and returned to writing. This award-winning author has written titles that include the young adult novel, A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl, Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald , picture books Elizabeth Leads the Way, Sandy's Circus, and Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? She has also written narrative nonfiction with her titles: Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream, and The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie. In 2014 her title, Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 4-6. Two players from the last election, each still with a prominent place in the political scene, are profiled in these slim volumes. The Leiberman biography is the weaker of the two. The writing is clunky in places, and there is no analysis. Feinberg notes that Leiberman ran the first negative TV ad in Connecticut, but fails to deal with how that squares with his highly ethical reputation; better is her discussion of the way Leiberman integrated his Judaism with politics. As Lieberman is the first Jewish candidate to run for national office, his story needs to be told, and this supplies some highlights. The Laura Bush biography covers the high points of the First Lady's life, her childhood in Texas, her career as a teacher and a librarian, and her unexpected role as wife of a politician. One insert about "First Pets" seems oddly placed, but the book is easy to read, and there's enough material for reports. Both books feature nice selections of color and black-and-white photos. Time lines and bibliographies are appended. --Ilene Cooper


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-In an easy-to-read style, this chapterless book covers the life of the First Lady from her childhood in Midland, TX, to her current life in Washington, DC. Sidebars discuss subjects such as "First Pets" and "A Second First Lady"-about two Bush women in the White House. Light blue circles throughout the text give "Fun Facts" that include her hobbies, favorite foods, etc. Full-color and black-and-white photos add to the presentation. A suitable introduction for reports and general reading.-Debbie Feulner, Northwest Middle School, Greensboro, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.