Putting all current political and presidential issues aside, it's nice to look back in history at all of the famous first ladies that have also worked to help make things better for our country. The new book, What's the Big Deal About First Ladies by Ruby Shamir gives kids a fun look back in time at at what different first ladies have done during their husband's presidency.
Today, I'm super excited to be a part of the What's the Big Deal About First Ladies blog tour. Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below for your chance to win this awesome book!
Let me present some fun facts on Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis or Jackie as she is most widely known as. Jackie was the First Lady from 1961 until 1963 when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
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Jackie Kennedy Onassis can be said to be the most famous First Lady known for her fashion and sense of style. Millions of women around the world would copy they way she dressed.
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One of Jackie's major contributions as First Lady was her work to help restore the White House to it's original elegance during John F. Kennedy's first year as President. After all of the $2 million dollar remodeling was complete, Jackie hosted the first television special "A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy" that was broadcasted on all three major networks, ABC, CBS, and NBC.
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Jackie traveled with her husband to many different countries and became famous for not only her elegant sense of style but also her mastery of languages. Jackie could speak French, Spanish fluently and has proficiency in Italian and Polish.
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When her husband was assassinated, Jackie took charge and organized John F. Kennedy's funeral.
Here's your chance to win the new book, What's the Big Deal About First Ladies by Ruby Shamir. In addition to being hostesses, ambassadors, activists, educators, historians and role-models, each first lady put her own stamp on the White House and her husband's presidency. Filled with fun, kid-friendly facts that bring each First Lady to life on the page, this picture book written by a member of a former first lady's staff, shows us just how much our nation's first ladies have accomplished from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama.
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Here are the some of the past first ladies featured on this blog tour:
Nancy Regan - Living in Random
Barbara Bush - A Rup Life
Laura Bush - Novel Novice
Ladybird Johnson - Pray Species
Abigail Adams - Homeschool4life
Dolly Madison - All Done Monkey
Michelle Obama - YA and Kids! Book Central
Review book provided by Penguin Kids