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Abigail Adams: First Lady of the American Revolution

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When Abigail Adams was born, women were expected to be just wives and mothers. But Abigail turned out to be so much more. Read all about the fascinating life of our nation's second First Lady -- a woman who helped shape the early history of the United States.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Simon Spotlight (first published June 20th 2006)
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Pam
May 04, 2015 Pam rated it really liked it
The lack of good solid biographies on famous women for younger readers has probably caused me to over rate this book, but Patricia Lakin has written a solid biography on Abigail Adams, that while not exciting, is not deathly boring. She presents Adams with historical information that will allow the children to understand the restrictions placed on Adams and thus her accomplishments. This is a solid biography that can be used in the classroom. My only suggestion would have been to add other resou ...more
lucem
May 22, 2008 lucem rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 3rd-5th
Shelves: biography
Summary: When Abigail Adams was born, women were expected to be just wives and mothers. But Abigail turned out to be so much more. A woman who helped shape the early history of the United States - our nation's second First Lady.

Facts are stated in easy to read sentences that help the storyline flow nicely. I would recommend for 3rd-5th graders do biography or history reports. Also good for those looking for a feminist approach to history as it is told in "her voice." Author does add fluff to mak
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Toree Howe
Nov 17, 2007 Toree Howe rated it really liked it
This is a biography of Abigail Adams and her life during the Revolutionary War, what she believed in and the role she played as the first lady to live in the White houses.

Great for 3rd through 5th graders doing reports
Destinee Sutton
Oct 20, 2007 Destinee Sutton rated it it was ok
Not as inspirational as Eleanor Roosevelt.
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