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Fans of #1 New York Times bestselling author Cokie Roberts, also a celebrated journalist for ABC and NPR, will love this nonfiction picture book for kids, Ladies of Liberty, based on her book for adults by the same name. The book highlights female explorers, educators, and writers as well as political and social activists that help shaped our nation’s history. A great follow-up to her children’s book Founding Mothers.
Beautifully illustrated by Caldecott Honor–winning artist Diane Goode, Ladies of Liberty pays homage to a diverse selection of ten remarkable women who have shaped the United States, covering the period of 1776 to 1824. Drawing on personal correspondence and private journals, Cokie Roberts brings to life the extraordinary accomplishments of these women who created the framework for our current society, a generation of reformers and visionaries.
Roberts features a cast of courageous heroines that includes African American poet Lucy Terry Prince, Native American explorer Sacagawea, first lady Louisa Catherine Adams, Judith Sargent Murray, Isabella Graham, Martha Jefferson Randolph, Elizabeth Bayley Seton, Louise D’Avezac Livingston, Rebecca Gratz, and Elizabeth Kortright Monroe. This compelling book offers a rich timeline, biographies, and an author note, bringing these dynamic ladies to life!
Listed for ages 6 to 10 this book lists off quite a round of important women in history several of which I had never heard of so even I learned a few things. Each women in this book is a great role model for girls today. They each did something that women during their time didn’t do. They show that women truly can do anything! Big Sis at 8 is fascinated with this book and thinks these women are “really cool.” The women truly are that amazing! A fabulous book to learn about some great women from America’s history in a fun and interesting way that kids will enjoy!