First Ladies with Matt Faulkner

h1 January 26th, 2017 by jules

“Carrie Harrison lived at the White House when electric lights were first installed there—and she was scared she’d get zapped by the switches. …”


Last week at Kirkus, I talked here to both author Ruby Shamir and illustrator Matt Faulkner about What’s the Big Deal About First Ladies, released this month by Philomel. Today, I’m following up with some spreads from the book.



“Everyone knows that being president is a major job, but what about being first lady? What’s the big deal about first ladies, anyway?”
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“Every president of the United States (so far) has been a man. And almost every first lady has been a woman married to the president. …”
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“Some first ladies really hated all the attention. …”
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“Many first ladies worked hard to make our nation’s capital, our country, and the world a safer, healthier, and happier place. …”
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WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT FIRST LADIES. Copyright © 2017 by Ruby Shamir. Illustrations © 2017 by Matt Faulkner and reproduced by permission of the publisher, Philomel Books, New York.

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