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973.44 – Abigail Adams, 1744-1818

December 14, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

A list of choices for replacing old books about First Lady Abigail Adams in the library children’s/YA collection.

pink numbers = Horn Book Guide rating / red numbers= Follett reading level / green numbers=Lexile

Recommended by at Least One Source

Kindergarten-Grade 4
A Picture Book of John and Abigail Adams
by David Adler (Holiday House, 2010) ~3 no reviews yet, but this is traditionally a good series
Remember the Ladies: A Story About Abigail Adams
by Jeri Ferris (Creative Minds Biography – Carolrhoda, 2000) 5 /5.6
Abigail Adams: First Lady of the American Revolution by Patricia Lakin (Ready-to-Read. Level 3. Childhood of Famous Americans – Aladdin, 2006) 4/ 4.7
Abigail Adams: Eyewitness to America’s Birth (Time for Kids Biographies – Collins, 2009) ~4 / 5.5

Grades 5-8
Abigail Adams: First Lady and Patriot by Pat McCarthy (Historical American Biographies – Enslow, 2002) 3 / 7.5
Abigail Adams by Kem Sawyer (DK Biography – DK, 2009) ~4 /5.8
The Life and Times of Abigail Adams by Jim Whiting (Profiles in American History – Mitchell Lane, 2007) 5.3

Grade 7 and up
Natalie S. Bober’s Abigail Adams, and Judith St. George’s John & Abigail Adams are out of print. They are both available in the service center collections.

Lowest Reading Level (not necessarily recommended for quality)
Abigail Adams by Cassie Mayer (First Biographies – Heinemann, 2007 – 1403499713 – $20.71) 4/ 2.0

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Available in the Service Center Collections

Fiction
Nabby Adams’ Diary
by Miriam Anne Bourne (Coward, McCann, 1975) MLSC only
The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre
by Ann Rinaldi (YA – Harcourt, 1993) 3 / 5.1 / 600 /

Nonfiction K-4
Remember the Ladies: A Story About Abigail Adams by Jeri Ferris (Creative Minds Biography – Carolrhoda, 2000) 5 /5.6 /
Partner in Revolution: Abigail Adams by Clare Hodgson Meeker (Benchmark, 1998) ~4 / 6.2 /
What Was Cooking in Abigail Adams’ White House? by Tanya Larkin (PowerKids, 2001) 5.7 /
Abigail Adams by Alexandra Wallner (Holiday House, 2001) 2 / 3.1 / 620 /
Nonfiction Grade 5-8
Abigail Adams
by Kate Davis (Blackbirch, 2002) 7.0 /
Nonfiction Grade 7 up
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution by Natalie S. Bober (Atheneum, 1995) 2 / 1130 /
John & Abigail Adams : An American Love Story by Judith St. George (Holiday House, 2001) 2 / 6.5 / 990 /

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Not Necessarily Recommended, but In-Print
Books listed here have no reviews to recommend them.
Abigail Adams: A Revolutionary American Woman by Charles Akers (Library of American Biography – Longman, 2006)
John & Abigail Adams by Ruth Ashby (Presidents & First Ladies – World Almanac, 2005) 7.9
Abigail Adams by Jacqueline Ching (Library of American Lives and Times – PowerPlus, 2002) 7.0
Abigail Adams by Maya Glass (Primary Sources of Famous People in American History – Rosen, 2009) 4.2
Abigail Adams: First Lady by Janet Hubbard-Brown (Women of Achievement – Chelsea House, 2009) 6.1
Abigail Adams: Courageous Patriot and First Lady by Barbara Somervill (Signature Lives: Revolutionary War Era – Compass Point, 2005) 6.9 / 990
Abigail Adams by Jane Sutcliffe (History Maker Bios – Lerner, 2006) ~4 / 3.9
Abigail Adams by Jill Wheeler (First Ladies – Abdo, 2009) 4.6
My Dear Husband: Important Letters of Abigail Adams (Great Moments in American History – Rosen, 2004) 4.3

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Last updated January 6, 2010

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