The Smithsonian Book of the First Ladies: Their Times, Lives, and Issues

By Edith P. Mayo

Reading Level: High School, Adult
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: H. Holt 1996

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With a foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton, The Smithsonian Book of the First Ladies: Their Lives, Times, and Issues presents highlights from the lives of all 43 First Ladies.

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Caldecott Medal

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Coretta Scott King Award

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Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

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