October 11, 2018

Have You Heard About Lady Bird : Poems About Our First Ladies by Marilyn Singer

Published Date : October 16, 2018
Publisher : Disney Hyperion
Genre : J Non-Fiction / Poems
Rating : 5 Star

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The role of First Lady has been defined differently by each woman who's held it, but all of them left an impact on our nation as partner of the commander in chief.

Incisive poetry by Marilyn Singer and energetic art by Nancy Carpenter provide a fascinating glimpse into the lives of women-from Martha Washington to Eleanor Roosevelt to Lady Bird Johnson-who variously embraced the position and shied away from it, craved the spotlight and fiercely guarded their privacy, took controversial stands and championed for the status quo. Detailed back matter includes short biographies, quotations, and more.


Can a book get any better than this that talks about our First Ladies in a way that all age groups can enjoy, I don't think so!! From Martha Washington to Melania Trump, this book showcases each First Lady in a way that I have never seen before and it's perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about these fabulous First Ladies. I also loved the fact that each First Ladies had a little poem about their life and their time as a First Lady, if they made it that far. I never realized until this book that some First Ladies were not even around when their widowed husbands took office, it was a sad moment but it made me even more curious about those Ladies!

I truly think that every school should have this book in their libraries just for the history that it brings to the table that you might miss with other books. Just on a little side note, Abigail Fillmore just might be my new favorite Lady after Barbara Bush & Laura Bush for what she made happen to the White House that made it just a tad bit better!! Y'all just have to read this book to see what I'm talking about!!

Thank You to Marilyn Singer for this fun and exciting book about our First Ladies that has made me want to go learn more about them!!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from RockStar Book Tours!


Marilyn Singer was born in the Bronx (New York City) on October 3, 1948 and lived most of her early life in N. Massapequa (Long Island), NY. She attended Queens College, City University of New York, and for her junior year, Reading University, England. She holds a B.A. in English from Queens and an M.A. in Communications from New York University.

In 1974, after teaching English in New York City high schools for several years, she began to write - initially film notes, catalogues, teacher's guides and film strips. Then, one day, when she was sitting in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, she penned a story featuring talking insect characters she'd made up when she was eight. Encouraged by the responses she got, she wrote more stories and in 1976 her first book, The Dog Who Insisted He Wasn't, was published by E.P.Dutton & Co.

Since then, Marilyn has published over seventy books for children and young adults. Her genres are many and varied, including realistic novels, fantasies, non-fiction, fairy tales, picture books, mysteries and poetry. She likes writing many different kinds of books because it's challenging and it keeps her from getting bored. She has won several Children's Choice and Parents' Choice Awards, as well as the following: the Creature Carnival, Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor Book, 2005; I Believe in Water: Twelve Brushes with Religion, New York Public Library's "Best Books for the Teen Age," 2001; Stay True: Short Stories for Strong Girls, Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2000 (YALSA); On the Same Day in March, Booklist's Top Ten Science Books of 2000; NCSS-CBC Notable Book, 2000; Deal with a Ghost, finalist, YA category, Edgar Award, 1998; It Can't Hurt Forever, Maud Hart Lovelace Award, 1983; The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth, ALA Best Book for Young Adults, 1983; Turtle in July, NCTE Notable, N.Y.Times Best Illustrated and Time Magazine Best Children's Books of 1989; Turtle in July was also a Reading Rainbow review book.

Marilyn currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband Steve; their standard poodle Oggi, a cousin of their beloved and recently departed poodle Easy, seen in the home page photo; a cat named August ; two collared doves named Jubilee and Holiday; and a starling named Darling. Her interests include dog training, reading, hiking, bird-watching, gardening, meditation, playing computer adventure games and going to the movies and the theatre. She's also a major Star Trek fan.
Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/8/2018 - The Desert BibliophileExcerpt
10/9/2018 - Novel NoviceExcerpt
10/10/2018 - Beagles & BooksReview
10/11/2018 - Patriotic BookaholicReview
10/12/2018 - Such A Novel IdeaReview

Week Two:

10/15/2018 - BookHounds YAReview
10/16/2018 - Bibliophile ReviewsReview
10/17/2018 - Book-KeepingReview
10/18/2018 - Margie's Must ReadsReview
10/19/2018 - The Pages In-BetweenExcerpt


3 winners will win a finished copy of HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT LADY BIRD?: POEMS ABOUT OUR FIRST LADIES, US Only.

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