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The Resource Founding mothers : remembering the ladies, Cokie Roberts ; illustrated by Diane Goode

Founding mothers : remembering the ladies, Cokie Roberts ; illustrated by Diane Goode

Label
Founding mothers : remembering the ladies
Title
Founding mothers
Title remainder
remembering the ladies
Statement of responsibility
Cokie Roberts ; illustrated by Diane Goode
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Brief portraits of women from the period of the Revolution and early United States
Writing style
Illustration
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2015
Review
  • They wrote letters and literature, kept the home fires burning, ran the family farm, rallied support for the troops, and even fought alongside them. The women of the American Revolution get sprightly, affectionate tributes from Roberts, who covered this material for adults in 2004’s Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation. Goode (the Louise the Big Cheese books) contributes quill-drawn portraits and historical vignettes, beautifully rendered in sepia tones and delicate watercolor washes reminiscent of images from journals and letters of the era. Together they celebrate the already beloved (Dolley Madison, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson, who fought disguised as a man) and redeem a few figures from stereotype (who knew Martha Washington was such a dynamo?). Roberts’s disciplined concision—the major profiles run just five or six paragraphs, along with a smattering of single-paragraph nuggets—means that some stories feel rushed or missing a narrative arc. But readers will close the book confident that Abigail Adams herself would feel that these ladies are well remembered. Ages 7–12. Author’s agent: Robert Barnett, Williams & Connolly. Illustrator’s agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed November 18, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 46, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ ABC and NPR correspondent Roberts and Caldecott Honoree Goode forge an attractive and compelling version for young people of Roberts' adult book of the same title. Goode's illustrations are often breathtaking. On the endpapers, she has reproduced in sepia tones with antique pens some of the source documents that allow readers to know these women. Roberts' lively text is illuminated with flourishes and curlicues along with winsome or whimsical portraits in what looks like ink and watercolor. Some women get two-page illustrated spreads, like Esther DeBerdt Reed, who wrote one of the endpaper pieces and who raised thousands of dollars for Washington's troops. They bought linen for 2,000 shirts for the soldiers, and into each was sewn the name of the woman who made it. There are briefer vignettes on women writers and women warriors, as well as an illustrated timeline from 1765 to 1815. Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison and Martha Washington are included of course, and there's also Mercy Otis Warren, who wrote letters and poems championing the cause of freedom, and Eliza Lucas Pinckney, whose "little schemes" included raising silkworms and cultivating indigo as a cash crop. Roberts' "Letter of Introduction" sets the stage, and the acknowledgments from writer and illustrator tell a compelling story of research and support. It is a wonderful package, adding the women who made it work to the men we thought we all knew. (websites) (Nonfiction. 8-12)(Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2013)
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10246785
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-2019
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Cokie
Dewey number
  • 920.72
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
007-012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 6
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goode, Diane
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Women
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
pre adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
remembering the ladies
Label
Founding mothers : remembering the ladies, Cokie Roberts ; illustrated by Diane Goode
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn849787173
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
37 pages
Isbn
9780060780029
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013936887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)849787173
Label
Founding mothers : remembering the ladies, Cokie Roberts ; illustrated by Diane Goode
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn849787173
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
37 pages
Isbn
9780060780029
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013936887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)849787173

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