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Beatrice Gormley - First Ladies: The Women Who Call the White House Home

First Ladies: The Women Who Call the White House Home

Women Who Called the White House Home

Author: Beatrice Gormley

  • AGES 9 - 12 
  • Genre Biography and Autobiography
Get a glimpse into the lives and characters of the women who helped to shape a nation.

The term "First Lady" has been used to refer to the wives of the presidents fo the United States since the Civil War Era. But what kind of people were the First Ladies? They were athletic and no-nonsense, like Bess Truman; sophisticated, like Jacqueline Kennedy, and pioneers, like Anna Harrison. They were lawyers, like Hillary Rodham Clinton, school librarians, like Laura Bush, and independent thinkers, like Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt.