Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A Kid's Guide to America's First Ladies by Kathleen Krull - OPTIONAL

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 chronological order and some of the facts were gossipy and interesting, but I had a hard time with the judgmental tone of the author.  I wanted to like this book but it felt like Krull wasn’t presenting just the facts, she was interpreting history with a biased take.  It just rubbed me wrong.  

MS, HS – OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.  

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