Women Who Broke the Rules: Dolley Madison
Many awe-inspiring women have changed the course of history. From fighting for social justice and women's rights to discovering and shaping our amazing country, women have left an indelible mark on our past, present, and future. But it's not easy to affect change, and these women didn't always play by the rules to make a difference! Kathleen Krull blends history and humor in this accessible young biography series.
Dolley Madison had a strong will and unique personality that made her one of the most memorable First Ladies. From hosting parties for Washington D.C.'s social and political elite to saving a portrait of George Washington before the British burned down the White House in the War of 1812, Dolley did it all!
Biographies are a great way for kids to learn history. You can add them to a structured curriculum or as a base for a unit study! How about a unit on American women who have impacted our history in a major way? Or just add one that matches the time period you are studying. These books are short and easy to read, but you will learn a LOT! Colorful illustrations and engaging text make them quite the page turners. In the back of each book are resources to explore if you want to learn more about these fascinating ladies., 48pp, 7x9", sc. ~ Sara