Abigail Adams

By Wallner, Alexandra

Publishers Summary:
A biography of Abigail Adams, wife of second United States President John Adams, and a dedicated wife and mother who spoke up against slavery and for women's rights.

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ISBN
978-0-82341-442-0
Publisher
Holiday


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2001

Gr 2-4 Adams is introduced as a bright, curious individual whose thoughts about freedom and equality transcend her domestic chores. Though women's rights were meager in the 18th century, this strong-minded lady managed to make a political statement by brewing "liberty tea" and weaving her own cloth to avoid buying British goods. Her numerous letters included all sorts of advice from tips on etiquette...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2001

Wallner begins her chronologically organized text, "Abigail Smith was born on November 11, 1744, to the Reverend William and Elizabeth Quincy Smith." Other momentous events—personal ones such as marriage and the birth of children as well as political ones like the battles of Lexington and Concord and the Declaration of Independence—are presented in a like manner. This verbal formality seems at odds with curious and independent-minded Abigail Adams, who spoke out against the rigidity of her time....Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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