Today we're excited to be part of the First Ladies blog tour.
Below you'll find more about our featured first lady, Michelle Obama,
What's the Big Deal About First Ladies, plus a giveaway!
1.) While growing up, Michelle was only allowed one hour of television a night, she memorized each episode of “The Brady Bunch."
2.) While Michelle was a fantastic athlete, she shied away from competitive sports because, her big brother says, she hated to lose.
3.) Before Michelle agreed to date Barack, she asked her brother to play him on the basketball court (her father and brother said you could tell a lot about someone’s character on the court).
4.) Her nickname in her family is "Miche" (pronounced “Meesh").
5.) Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama are the only First Ladies to receive master's degrees.
Or how about fun facts: Did you know that Grace Coolidge had a pet raccoon? Or that Dolley Madison loved oyster ice cream? (And would later have a brand of ice cream named after her!)
In addition to being hostesses, ambassadors, activists, educators, historians and role-models, each first lady put her own stamp on the White House and her husband's presidency. Filled with fun, kid-friendly facts that bring each First Lady to life on the page, this picture book written by a member of a former first lady's staff, shows us just how much our nation's first ladies have accomplished from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama.