Friday, October 10, 2008

Women who ran for president

Gephart, Donna (2008). As if being 12 3/4 isn't Bad Enough, My Mother is Running for President! 227 pages. Grades 5-7.

Vanessa's mother, the Governor of Florida, is running for President! In addition to the normal stress of being in seventh grade, Vanessa begins receiving threatening notes from someone who doesn't want her mother to run for president.

Krull, Kathleen (2004). A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull. 32 pages. Grades 3-5.
Did you know that in 1872, Victoria Woodhull, was the first woman to run for president? Find out more about her life and role in politics.

Smith, Lane (2008). Madam President. Ages 4 and up.
A little girl imagines what her days would be like if she were President of the U.S.A.

St. George, Judith (2007). The Ghost, the White House, and Me. 153 pages. Grades 3-5.
Eleven year old KayKay has moved in to the White House with the President of the U.S.A., her mother. There are rumors that the White House is haunted and KayKay uses this knowledge to play a prank, which doesn't turn out as planned.

Thimmesh, Catherine (2004). Madam President. 80 pages. Grades 2-5.
Take a walk through history and explore the many women and their roles in politics, from the time of Abigail Adams to Benazir Bhutto.

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