Remembering the Ladies
On Sale: January 28, 2014
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Fans of number one New York Times bestselling
author and celebrated journalist Cokie Roberts will love
this stunning nonfiction picture book based on her acclaimed
work for adults, Founding Mothers, which highlights
the female patriots of the American
Beautifully illustrated by Caldecott
Honor–winning artist Diane Goode, Founding Mothers:
Remembering the Ladies reveals the incredible
accomplishments of the women who orchestrated the American
Revolution behind the scenes. Roberts traces the stories of
heroic, patriotic women such as Abigail Adams, Martha
Washington, Phillis Wheatley, Mercy Otis Warren, Sarah
Livingston Jay, and others. Details are gleaned from their
letters, private journals, lists, and ledgers. The bravery
of these women’s courageous acts contributed to the founding
of America and spurred the founding fathers to make this a
country that “remembered the ladies.”
book supports the Common Core State Standards with a rich
time line, biographies, an author’s note, and additional web
resources in the back matter.
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