Who Was Abigail Adams?

Who Was Abigail Adams?


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Abigail Adams was a strong woman far ahead of her time. She urged her husband, President John Adams, to "remember the ladies" and despite having no formal education herself, she later advocated for equal education in public schools for both boys and girls. She was also the first First Lady to live in the White House! This biography tells the story of Abigail Adams and her role in America's Revolutionary War period.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448478906
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/23/2014
Series: Penguin Who Was...Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 120,501
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

True Kelley is the author-illustrator of Who Was Pablo Picasso? and the author of Who Was Roald Dahl?

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Who Was Abigail Adams?

On June 17, 1775, at 3:00 a.m., Abigail Adams woke up with a start. Her bed was shaking. The dull boom of cannons ten miles away in Boston shook the whole house. The British and the American colonists were at war. Abigail had almost gotten used to hearing the boom from cannons every day as the armies fought. But this time was different. The cannon fire went on and on and on.


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Who Was Abigail Adams? 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MontzieW More than 1 year ago
Who Was Abigail Adams? by True Kelley is a book that taught me a lot because I knew nothing about this strong woman. She was ahead of her times! She was alone and lost so much, I really felt for this woman. Great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first American First Lady to live in the White House
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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