This book introduces young readers to the life of Betty Ford, beginning with her childhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Readers will become familiar with her spiritedness as they learn about her time spent studying dance with the famous Martha Graham in New York City and her marriage to Gerald Ford. Details of Mrs. Ford's time as First Lady, including her vocal support of women's health, equal rights, and women's rights, are also discussed. Additionally, the book highlights the opening of the Betty Ford Center. Informative sidebars and full-color photos accompany easy-to-read, engaging text. Includes timeline, fun facts, index, and glossary.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF007120, JNF007070, JNF043000|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.2|
|ATOS Interest Level||LG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||117968|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
First Ladies Set 1 – School Library Journal
These brief biographies begin with each woman’s childhood, college life, and meeting her husband. . . . They delve into their professional and personal lives. . . . The author then describes the role each woman played in her husband’s political life, including campaigning and promoting her own issues, such as literacy and health care. Each text attempts to be balanced and includes difficult periods in these women’s lives. . . .