The library takes donations of recently published books and older items in good condition, as well as donations of DVDs, video games, and audiobooks. This week's review is of a donated children's book.
Everyone knows the great contributions men like George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and James Madison made to the founding of this country. They are known as the founding fathers. But what of the founding mothers? Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies by Cokie Roberts and illustrated by Diane Goode tells the stories of women like Martha Washington, Deborah Franklin, and Dolley Madison. In addition, less well known historical women are featured for their great additions to the founding of this country. Mercy Otis Warren, a prominent citizen of Massachusetts, wrote eye-witness accounts of the mistreatment of colonists by the British ruling class, and sent those to the first Continental Congress, giving fire to the cause for independence. And Esther DeBerdt Reed wrote a famous newspaper article, "Sentiments of an American Woman," that urged American women to support their troops. She even went door to door and raised over $300,000 to help in the war effort.
Illustrated in quill and sepia-toned ink with colored drawings, each woman featured has a two-page spread. Sprinkled throughout are pages setting the context and providing additional information about the time period to the reader. You may have recognized the author's name too: Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News and National Public Radio.
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Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies by Cokie Roberts and illustrated by Diane Goode.
ISBN: 9780060780029, 37 pages, fully illustrated
Children's Non-Fiction books, history and geography section