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Bader, Bonnie

Summary: "Through this engaging Who Was? biography, kids will discover the woman behind the sunglasses. Private and bookish, Jackie Kennedy found herself thrust into the world spotlight as the young and glamorous wife of the President John F. Kennedy. As First Lady she restored the once neglected rooms of the White House to their former glory, and through her charm and elegance became a style icon whose...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KEN

Hummer, Jill Abraham

Summary: "This book is a history of first ladies beginning with Lou Henry Hoover and ending with Michelle Obama, discussing how they defined their role with a focus on how they related to women's issues and how they participated in politics. Hummer explores the intersection of personality and the first ladies' personal ambition and relationship with their presidential spouse, with the social and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Kansas 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320 HUM

Brower, Kate Andersen

Summary: "An intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue -- the First Ladies, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 BRO

Paley, Rebecca

Summary: The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. It took a lot of determination, courage, and confidence to become the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party. A Girl Named Hillary tells of the defining moments that made up her childhood and adolescence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE PAL

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR PURPLE PAL

Spengler, Kremena.

Summary: This is an introduction to the life of Eva Peron, the first lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952, who fought for workers' rights and political power for women.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB PERON SPE

Brill, Marlene Targ.

Summary: A biography of Michelle Obama, the first African American First Lady of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications Co. 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 OBA

Obama, Michelle

3 holds on 4 copies

Summary: An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2018

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Caroli, Betty Boyd

Summary: "Marriage is the most underreported story in political life and yet is often the key to its success. This is the idea driving a revealing new portrait of Lady Bird as the essential strategist, fundraiser, barnstormer, peacemaker, and ballast for Lyndon...[A] biography of a political partnership that helps explain how the wildly talented but deeply flawed Lyndon Baines Johnson ended up making...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 CAR

Summary: Profiles the life of Abigail Adams, John Adams' wife, focusing on her experiences during the American Revolution and how her role in Adams' presidency would set the standard for future first ladies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Collins 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB ADAMS ORR

Bell-Scott, Patricia.

Summary: Describes the unlikely friendship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Pauli Murray, a granddaughter of a mixed race slave and a lesbian, who became a lawyer and civil rights pioneer, and the important work they each did for justice and freedom.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.917 BEL

Bober, Natalie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 1998

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ADA

Van der Heuvel, Gerry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 1988

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 VAND

Marton, Kati.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 MAR

Greenberg, Amy S.

Summary: At the same time as the Woman's Rights convention was taking place at Seneca Falls in 1848, First Lady Sarah Childress Polk was wielding influence unprecedented for a woman. Yet, while history remembers the women of the convention, it has all but forgotten Sarah Polk. Now, Amy Greenberg brings her story into vivid focus. We see her father raising her on the frontier to discuss politics and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 POLK, SARAH GRE

Pottker, Janice.

Summary: An analysis of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and her mother-in-law offers insight into Sara Delano Roosevelt's influence on Eleanor's achievements and Eleanor's role in the misperceptions surrounding their relationship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 POT

Summary: A deft politician and skillful diplomat, TR's magnetic personality and genius for publicity made him a legend in his own time. Through archival footage and interviews with historians, this is an engaging portrait of the private man and the president who created the modern American presidency.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2008

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV PRE

Ward, Geoffrey C.

Summary: An extraordinarily vivid and personal portrait of America's greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation--the tie-in volume to the PBS documentary to air in the fall of 2014.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 ROOSEVELT FAMILY WAR

Summary: Michelle Obama's legacy transcends categorization; her cultural imprint is as nuanced as it is indelible. She used her time in the White House to fight for women, minorities, and health and education advocates. At the same time, her own genre-busting style encouraged others to speak, to engage, even to dress however they wanted. In this tribute to the former First Lady, T: The New York Times...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lenny 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 O'BAMA, MICHELLE COU

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rizzoli 1997

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 921 PER

Burgan, Michael.

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of Hillary Rodham Clinton, from her childhood in Chicago and her Yale law education to her success in politics as First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Raintree 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CLI

Doak, Robin S. (Robin Santos)

Summary: A biography on Eleanor Roosevelt, describing how she changed the role of the first lady through her active and outspoken participation in American politics.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Library 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 ROO

Felix, Antonia

Summary: A photographic journey of Michelle Obama, one of the most beloved First Ladies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 921 OBAMA, MICHELLE FEL

Higginbotham, Susan

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "As the Civil War cracks the country in two, Mary Lincoln stands beside her husband praying for a swift Northern victory. But as the body count rises, Mary can't help but fear each bloody gain. Because her beloved sister Emily is across party lines, fighting for the South, and Mary is at risk of losing both her country and her family in the tides of a brutal war... Emily Todd Helm has married...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2019

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Thomas, Louisa

Summary: An intimate portrait of Louisa Catherine Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams, who witnessed firsthand the greatest transformations of her time.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ADAMS, LOUISA THO