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A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Womenby Lynne Cheney
Synopses & Reviews
Lynne Cheney and Robin Preiss Glasser collaborated on andlt;Iandgt;America: A Patriotic Primer,andlt;/Iandgt; which captured the imagination of American children and became a national best-seller. Now they turn their hands to andlt;Iandgt;A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Womenandlt;/Iandgt; and bring the great women of American history to life. Filled to the brim with words and pictures that celebrate the remarkable (although often unmarked) achievements of American women, this is a book to relish and to read again and again. andlt;BRandgt; Mothers, daughters, schoolchildren, generations of families — everyone — will take Abigail Adams's words to heart and "remember the ladies" once they read the stories of these astonishing, astounding, andlt;Iandgt;amazingandlt;/Iandgt; American women.
Mothers, daughters, schoolchildren, generations of families--everyone will take Abigail Adams's words to heart and "remember the ladies" once they read the stories of these astonishing, astounding, amazing American women.
A is for Abigail Adams, who knew that women should be heard.B is for Elizabeth Blackwell and others who wanted to heal.C is for Evelyn Cameron and the women who went west.D is for Emily Dickinson, our country's greatest poet.
About the Author
Lynne has long advocated teaching America's history to children. "They deserve to hear the inspiring stories of our country's founding," she says. "They should hear the tales of all those who have come since and made us a freer and better country." Mrs. Cheney is the author of many books, including the best-selling A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women and America: A Patriotic Primer, about which Time for Kids magazine said, "You may have learned your ABCs in kindergarten, but Lynne Cheney will teach you the alphabet in a whole new way." Mrs. Cheney holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, is a former chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.
Mrs. Cheney is married to Vice President Dick Cheney, and they have two daughters and three granddaughters. All of Mrs. Cheney's net profits from the sales of this book will be donated to charity.
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