(Checkerboard Library, Sept. 1, 2007)
This book introduces young readers to the life of Barbara Bush, beginning with her childhood in Rye, New York. Readers will become familiar with her caring personality as they learn about her marriage to George Bush in the wake of World War II, her life as a young mother near the oil fields of Midland, Texas, and her hardships such as losing a child to leukemia. Details of Mrs. Bush's years as a political wife are also discussed, which include her time as First Lady when she supported children, the homeless, and her campaign for family literacy. Informative sidebars and full-color photos accompany easy-to-read, engaging text. Includes timeline, fun facts, index, and glossary.