The year is 1800, and 13-year-old Hannah Cooper is working as a servant for Abigail Adams, the wife of our second President, John Adams. President Adams is running for re-election against his archrival Thomas Jefferson; the plaster is still wet on the walls of the brand-new White House; and Hannah worries about her ailing father and corresponds with her printer brother, Daniel. In this deft combination of rich factual background and fictional story, Kate Connell brings to life the debates and challenges that faced our nation in the early years of the republic.
About the Author
Kate Connell is a children’s book author who has written several books for National Geographic, including Hoping for Rain: The Dust Bowl Adventures of Patty and Earl Buckler, Servant to Abigail Adams: The Early American Adventures of Hannah Cooper, and Yankee Blue or Rebel Gray?: A Family Divided by the Civil War.