Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America

By Kathi Appelt

Reading Level: Late Elementary School, Early Elementary School
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers 2005

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A biography of Lady Bird Johnson, who, as the wife of President Lyndon Johnson, reminded citizens about the importance of conserving natural resources and promoted the beautification of cities and highways by planting wildflowers.

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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

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Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Newbery Medal

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Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.