Back of Book:
Lynne Cheney and Robin Preiss Glasser collaborated on America: A Patriotic Primer, which captured the imagination of American children and became a national best-seller. Now they turn their hands to A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women and bring the great women of American history to life. Filled to the brim with words and pictures that celebrate the remarkable (although often unmarked) achievements of American women, this is a book to relish and to read again and again.
Mothers, daughters, schoolchildren, generations of families — everyone — will take Abigail Adams’s words to heart and “remember the ladies” once they read the stories of these astonishing, astounding, amazing American women.
I was so excited when I stumbled upon this fantastic story by Lynne Cheney. It is the most amazing alphabet story about the American women who played a role in history. Many of the women in this book are ones that I had never heard of. The book is well researched and put together. The beginning of the book has a forward from Lynne that tells readers about the importance of remembering the strong women who walked before us. The illustrations in this book are beautifully drawn. The very talented illustrator is the same creator of the Fancy Nancy series. The details on each page bring these women to life. This is a book that is perfect to use for book reports or research projects. A must read for the month of March.
Ages 6 and up