Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies

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This book is about important women at the beginning of our country. I liked the timeline a little. Eliza Lucas Pinckney made schools so slaves on her farms could learn to read. She grew rice and indigo. She raised silkworms too. Deborah Read Franklin scared her neighbors with a gun, because they were trying to knock down her house. Girls couldn’t go to college. Performing plays was not allowed. Women wrote a lot of letters. Phillis Wheatley was a slave when she was a little kid. Her owners freed her. She wrote poems. (She didn’t get to see her mom and dad again.) Abigail Adam’s husband and son were presidents. Martha Washington didn’t like being the first lady. Some women fired guns in the Revolutionary War. Sarah Livingston Jay stayed in a hotel with donkeys in it. Read this book to find out about more “founding mothers.” I don’t think kids will like the pictures. This book is not written for kids. I might read this book again. I cannot read this book by myself.

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Author Cokie Roberts, Diane Goode, Illustrator
Star Count 3/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher HarperCollins
Publish Date 1/28/2014
ISBN 9780060780029
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Issue March 2014
Category Children's


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