Back of Book:
Dolley was a farm girl who became a fine first lady when she married James Madison. She wore beautiful dresses, decorated her home, and threw lavish parties. Everyone talked about Dolley, and everyone loved her, too. Then war arrived at her doorstep, and Dolley had to meet challenges greater than she’d ever known. So Dolley did one thing she thought might make a difference: she saved George Washington. Not the man himself, but a portrait of him, which would surely have been destroyed by English soldiers
I have been looking for great picture books to read about strong woman for National Woman’s month. When I came across this story I thought it was perfect for my Kinders. Dolley Madison was an amazing First Lady who was known for her fantastic gatherings. This story shows how she created an environment at the White House where people were comfortable, and able to converse about series topics. She is most famous for saving the portrait of George Washington during the War of 1812. There is a great Authors note in the back of the book that discusses more about Dolley’s life.
Ages 5 and up