Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America

Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America by Kathi Appelt; ill. Joy Fisher Hein HarperCollins, 2005 40 pages Have you ever noticed the wildflowers that grow along the highways in the U.S.? If you're like me, you've probably assumed they're "volunteer" plants, sprouted from seeds dropped there by animals or the wind. … Continue reading Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America

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Eleanor Roosevelt, Leader-in-Waiting

Eleanor by Barbara Cooney Viking, 1996 32 pages As a child, I spent a great deal of time with my maternal grandparents, both of whom were members of Tom Brokaw's "Greatest Generation."  Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the salient figure of their early adulthood, a fixture of an unforgettable time. They mentioned him often, and I … Continue reading Eleanor Roosevelt, Leader-in-Waiting