Women Who Broke the Rules: Mary Todd Lincoln (Hardcover)
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." --Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Women Who Broke the Rules celebrates the bold and brave women who have forged their own paths--breaking rules along the way--to help shape our country's past, present, and future. Acclaimed author Kathleen Krull blends history and humor in this accessible young biography series.
Mary Todd Lincoln had a unique and determined, if sometimes erratic, personality that made her one of the most memorable First Ladies. Although she was born and raised in the South, she staunchly supported her husband's quest to save the Union and she strictly supported his policies. She was also an advocate for our veterans, and she would often bring flowers and food to wounded soldiers in the hospital and even write letters for them to their loved ones. No matter what criticism or personal hardships she faced, including witnessing her husband's assassination, she remained steadfastly loyal to her country.
About the Author
Kathleen Krull is a prominent biographer for young people. Her Wilma Unlimited was named an ALA Notable Book; her Lives of the Musicians was a Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Award winner; and her other nonfiction has won countless other awards. Kathleen also wrote A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull for Walker & Company. She and her husband, illustrator Paul Brewer, live in San Diego, California.
“Interior color illustrations, executed by different illustrators and in different styles, further enhance these titles. Visually appealing, with quality information, these books are ideal offerings.” —School Library Journal on the Women Who Broke the Rules series
“Smart and animated. . . . Young readers will come away properly inspired by the examples of these admirable rule-breakers. The author of the justly renowned What the Neighbors Thought series digs a little deeper with these equally engaging single volumes.” —Kirkus Reviews on SACAJAWEA
“Presenting a fresh view and focusing on these individuals' determination and resulting achievements, Krull adroitly tells their stories from birth to death. . . Strong additions to biography collections.” —School Library Journal
“In both volumes the illustrators ably depict their subjects from childhood on with features both recognizable and expressive. . . Readers should come away impressed by her uncommon independence of spirit and opinion.” —Kirkus Reviews